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How to Apply to Public Housing & Eligibility Requirements

How to Apply

Currently, the Providence Housing Authority is accepting applications for all family developments and elderly/disabled high-rise buildings.

Applicants who qualify for family developments must apply through a pre-application process. Applicants who qualify for elderly/disabled housing, whose family composition warrants a unit no larger than two bedrooms, can apply directly through the regular application process. Single individuals age 50 to 61 can also apply for a studio in the elderly/disabled high-rise buildings.

Individuals who wish to apply for our family developments may obtain a pre-application at the main office located at 100 Broad Street, all family developments, and here.

Individuals who are eligible to live in our elderly/disabled high-rise buildings may obtain an application at the main office located at 100 Broad Street, all high-rise buildings, or by calling 401-709-1300.

Tenant Selection Office Application Process

Tenant Selection Office Screening Process

Elderly/Disabled Developments

  • Individuals who are between 50 to 61 years of age, and are neither disabled nor handicapped are eligible for a studio only.
  • Individuals who are 62 years of age or older and/or disabled are eligible for a studio; they may opt for a one bedroom unit.
  • Individuals who are elderly (62 years of age or older) and/or disabled/handicapped, and living with a spouse or a significant other are eligible for a one bedroom unit.
  • Individuals who are elderly (62 years of age or older) and/or disabled/handicapped and living with a household member over the age of 18 are eligible for a two bedroom unit.

Family Developments

  • Individuals who are elderly (62 years of age or older) and/or disabled/handicapped and living with one family member or household member (over the age of 18) OR have living with them two family members or household members (over the age of 18) who deem themselves a couple OR have legal custody of a minor child or two minor children (of the same sex not 10 years apart) are eligible for a two bedroom unit (high-rise).
  • Applicants who are a single head of household and/or living with a significant other who are not elderly (62 years of age or older) and/or disabled/handicapped are eligible for a one bedroom unit.
  • Families are eligible for all family developments. Bedroom size is determined by family composition.
  • An applicant who is eligible to live in a high-rise and wishes to live in a family development MUST apply through the pre-application process.
  • Mobility, Hearing, or Sight Impaired applicants who require more than two bedrooms MUST apply through the pre-application process.
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