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Waiting List

Effective Sunday, August 1st at 12:01am the Providence Housing Authority opened its public housing waiting list for studios (zero bedroom units) for elderly and near elderly applicants ages 58 and older only. Click here to apply
Studio apartments are for single person households only. Any applications from households with more than one person or from households with a person younger than 58 years old will not be accepted.
The PHA will be accepting applications online only at Anyone with questions or requesting a reasonable accommodation may email or call 401-751-6400.
All other public housing waitlists remain closed at this time.

Beginning in March of 2020, all applications to PHA Public Housing must be made online. When the wait list is open, applications that are faxed, mailed, emailed or hand-delivered are no longer accepted. During times when the PHA Public Housing is accepting applications, those requiring a reasonable accommodation for the application process would contact the PHA at 401-751-6400 or via email at

Upon submission of an application, applicants are informed of their approximate waiting period.  Throughout the waiting period, we ask that you provide updates to your contact information, as needed, by emailing

Transfer List – To inquire about your place on the transfer list, please contact your Management Office or email using the subject line: Transfer List.

Estimates for units depending on bedroom size and development as well as links to the proper waiting lists:

Bedroom Size, Approximate Waiting Period
Studio (elderly/disabled only): 2-3 years
One Bedroom (elderly/disabled only): 3-4 years
Two Bedroom (elderly/disabled only): 5-7 years
One to Seven bedroom (family developments): 8-10 years depending on bedroom size
*Waiting periods are subject to change

Waiting List Check

Enter your last name and date of birth below to check your status on the waiting list.

If your name does not appear with your place on the list, please contact Yolanda in our Tenant Selection Department at 401-709-1300 or

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