The first step is to submit an online application at waitlistcheck.com/RI1104 during a period when the appropriate waitlist is open. Open dates are listed above.
Applicant receives a confirmation email stating the application date, bedroom size, and expected time on the wait list. Please note that these times are only estimates.
In general, an accommodation is any change in PHA policies or procedures that would enable an individual with a disability to enjoy equal housing opportunities. To request a reasonable accommodation, please use the following form: (PH) Applicant Request for Reasonable Accommodation 1.3.2023
When you are nearing the top of the list, the PHA will begin the screening process. They begin by looking at household income to see if it falls within HUD’s income limits. Limits, updated annually, are based on the area median income for the Providence Metro Area; 2020 limits are found on the chart.
|HUD’s 2023 INCOME LIMITS|
|Program||Limit Level||Persons in Household|
|Area Median Income (AMI):||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8|
|Public Housing Limits||Low (80%)||$57,350||$65,550||$73,750||$81,900||$88,500||$95,050||$101,600||$108,150|
After reviewing documentation of family composition, income and assets, the PHA will look at landlord references, court records, & police records (5 year look back).
They may also check character references or conduct home visits.
When an appropriate unit becomes available, you will be notified.
Read more about the application, waiting list, and selection process on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.