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For Applicants

The Application Process

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

Submit an Application:

As of 2020, the PHA only acecepts applications for hte Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program via their online applicaiton portal. The Housing Choice Voucher waitlist remains open at

We currently hav ethe following wait list open:

Studio apartments, applicants must be age 62 or older to apply

Pre-Application for Studio Apartment

1-Bedroom apartments, applicants must be age 62 or older to apply

Pre-Application for One Bedroom Elderly Apartment


If interested in an application, please come to our main office located at 214 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket, RI or to have an application mailed please call 401-721-6043.

You may also print out an application through our website and mail it to 214 Roosevelt Ave Pawtucket, RI or place it in our drop box located outside of our office. 

Please contact the Applications Department at 401-721-6016 if you need reasonable accomodation.

Thank you. 

Maria Vega

Applications Manager

Waiting List:

Applicants will be placed on an Authority-wide wait list based on bedroom size, as well as date and time of application.

Screening & Verification:

When you are nearing the top of the list, the PHA will begin the screening process by calling the client to verify that the preferences selected by them are correct. Then, 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.

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 request character references or conduct home visits.


When an appropriate unit becomes available, you will be notified.

For more information, contact the Applications Department at 401-721-6016 or email

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