Affordable Housing In Washington County
30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, Rhode Island
There are 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,017 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Rhode Island.
Income Based Apartments in Washington County, Rhode Island
Washington County features 1,712 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
Low Rent Apartments in Washington County, Rhode Island
There are 305 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington County, Rhode Island
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Washington County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Washington County.
2021 Washington County, Rhode Island Fair Market Rents
Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.
|Town/Area||Studio||One BR||Two BR||Three BR||Four BR|
|New Shoreham town||$927||$933||$1,176||$1,645||$1,836|
|North Kingstown town||$848||$955||$1,148||$1,428||$1,714|
|South Kingstown town||$848||$955||$1,148||$1,428||$1,714|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Washington County, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||30|
|Total Low Income Apartments||2,017|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,712|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||26.92%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.09|
|Average Household Size||2.42|
|Median Household Income||$72,807 ±$2,018|
|Median Rent||$1,050 ±$29|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||47.1% ± 3.45pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Washington County is a county in Rhode Island with a population of 126,405. There are 49,564 households in the county with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 26.92% of households in Washington County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County
The median gross income for households in Washington County is $72,807 a year, or $6,067 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,050 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington County, a household making less than $3,500 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington County.
Area Median Income In Washington County
Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.
In Washington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,500
Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.
Rental Assistance in Washington County
Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.
Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Washington County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Washington County
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