Opening of the Project Based Waiting List

A public notice alerting the public to the availability of the project based program waiting list for developments throughout the City of Providence.

The Opening of the Providence Housing Authority Project Based Program Waiting List

The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) is pleased to announce the opening of its Project Based waiting list. This list is for specific units in privately managed affordable housing developments throughout the City of Providence. The PHA’s waiting list will open March 2, 2020 at 09:00 a.m. and will remain open until further notice. Applications must be completed and submitted electronically through the PHA’s online application portal, accessible at

To request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete an application, please call 401-751-6400 or e-mail

Applicants must fall within the HUD established annual income limits for their household size. Applicants will be placed on the waiting list based on the date and time of application and will be selected based on date, time, and any applicable preferences. More information on both income limits and selection preferences will be available beginning March 2, 2020 at

Existing applicants who have applied for project-based housing administered by the PHA remain on the waiting list.

The PHA will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, nationality or ethnic origin, age, family or marital status, sexual orientation, handicap or disability, nor deny any family or individual the opportunity to apply for, or receive assistance under the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

What is the Project Based Program?

The PHA’s project based programs contract with private property owners to rent some or all of the units in their housing developments to low-income families.

How are Developments selected?

The PHA issued a Request for Proposals in fiscal year 2018 for 50 project based vouchers.  Private developers and housing owners applied for the designation and were awarded vouchers based on the scoring criteria.  In addition, the PHA had existing developments with project based units.  Both new and existing project based unit applications and wait lists are available through

What are the income limits used to determine if I am eligible for the project based program?

The limits are set annually by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development department (HUD) and can be found on the HUD Income Limit website.

The 2019 limits by program type are below.

ProgramLimit LevelPersons in Household
Median Income (AMI): $81,900123456
Section 8 & PBVVery Low (50% AMI) $  28,700 $  32,800 $  36,900 $  40,950 $  44,250 $ 47,550
Public HousingLow (80% AMI) $  45,850 $  52,400 $  58,950 $  65,500 $  70,750 $ 76,000

Which developments have designated units in the PHA Project Based Program?

A list of developments, their locations, and the number of units in the project based program can be found below.

Development# UnitsLocationNeighborhood
Crossroads RI21Cranston, Linwood, Lidia, Steuben, Webster & Updike St.West End
Elmwood Commons30Ontario & Warrington St.Elmwood
ONE Neighborhood9Congress, Elmwood, Mawney, Moore & Broad St.Elmwood
Fairfield Sutterfield Apartments60Admiral, East, General, Middle, South & Phebe St.Wanskuk
Maplewoods7Huber Ave.Manton
Open Doors19Plainfield St.Silver Lake
Smith Hill Visions6Bernon, Goddard, Mansfield & Wayne St.Smith Hill
University Heights21Nicholas Brown YardCollege Hill

Learn More

To learn more about the PHA’s Section 8 program, and specifically about our project based program, visit the Section 8 tab on our site.

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