Affordable Housing In Woonsocket
Providence County, Rhode Island

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Woonsocket

Blackstone Terrace

182 Cumberland Street
Woonsocket, RI
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Crepeau Court and St Germain Manor

100 Front St
Woonsocket, RI
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

Constitution Hill IV

719 Front St
Woonsocket, RI
$525-874
Studio-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

St. Ann's Apartment

114-120 Gaulin Ave
Woonsocket, RI
Income Based
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Morin Heights

66 Morin Heights Blvd
Woonsocket, RI
Family & Senior

Parkview Manor

218 Pond St
Woonsocket, RI
Call For Rent
1 BR

Kennedy Manor

547 Clinton St
Woonsocket, RI
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

Veterans Memorial

2 Bourdon Blvd
Woonsocket, RI
Family & Senior

Walnut Hill Apartments

2305 Diamond Hill Rd
Woonsocket, RI
Subsidized

Mt Vernon Temple North Apartments

939 Bernon St
Woonsocket, RI
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Woonsocket

Housing Authority Programs
Woonsocket Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Rhode Island Housing Choice Voucher Program Centralized Wait List Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

There are 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,720 affordable apartments for rent in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Woonsocket features 2,388 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 332 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Woonsocket.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Woonsocket, RI Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 2,720
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,388
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 61.66%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $36,420 ±$2,028
Median Rent $821 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.11% ± 3.84pp
Total Population 41,213

Population and Household Demographics

Woonsocket is a City in Providence County, Rhode Island with a population of 41,213. There are 17,324 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 61.66% of households in Woonsocket are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Woonsocket

The median gross income for households in Woonsocket is $36,420 a year, or $3,035 a month. The median rent for the city is $821 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Woonsocket, a household making less than $2,737 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Woonsocket.1

Area Median Income In Woonsocket

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Woonsocket, the AMI is calculated from all households within Providence County.

In Woonsocket, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,900

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 Woonsocket

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 Woonsocket HUD Rental Assistance in Woonsocket

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,200 $19,650 $22,100 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $40,950 $44,250 $47,550 $50,800 $54,100
80% of Median $45,850 $52,400 $58,950 $65,500 $70,750 $76,000 $81,250 $86,500
Fair Market Rents in Woonsocket

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$794 $898 $1,075 $1,340 $1,591