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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 have the following wait list open:

Our Galego Court Family waiting list and our 1 and 2 bedroom disabled waiting list will open on February 26, 2024. 


To obtain an application for Public Housing, please send a request via email to or call 401-721-6016.

You may also print out an application via this website. Completed applications can be mailed to Pawtucket Housing Authority, 214 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI  02860. 

For a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Applications Department at 401-721-6016.


Our waiting list for our 40-42 Park Street Tax Credit Development is open indefinitely. please fill out the pre-application below to be added onto our waiting list.

Pre-Application for 40-42 Park Street

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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