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How to Apply

The Application Process

There are several steps in the PHA Public Housing application process, as outlined below.

Submit an Application

As of August 15, 2023, the PHA is accepting applications via their online application portal for studio apartments (single person households ages 50 and older), one-bedroom apartments (elderly and/or disabled), two to seven-bedroom apartments (family units).

You can apply at www.waitlistcheck.com/RI1104/

Our Section 8 voucher waitlist remains open at waitlistcentralri.com

Waiting List

Due to the long length of our waiting list, the PHA made the difficult decision to close the public housing waiting list on October 1, 2020. There are no current plans to reopen the list.

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 waitlist@ProvHousing.org.

Transfer List – To inquire about your place on the transfer list, please contact your Management Office or email waitlist@ProvHousing.org 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

Public Housing FAQs

Below you will find some of the PHA’s most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our public housing.  New questions are added as they arise, so check back regularly!

Am I eligible for Public Housing?

In order to be eligible for public housing, your income must be less than 80% of the area median income provided to the PHA by HUD. Final determination of income is reviewed once all third party verification have been received. The income limits can be found on this link or in the chart provided. HUD’s income guidelines change each year.