Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List


You were sent a letter by mail dated, November 30, 2017 from Rhode Island Housing informing you that Pawtucket Housing Authority has joined with them and several other housing authorities across the State of Rhode Island to participate in a Statewide Centralized Waiting List.  All applicants who were on the Pawtucket Housing Authority waiting list are now on the Centralized Waiting List. The Pawtucket Housing Authority will no longer be maintaining the HCV Waiting List.


Applicants will use this new on-line portal and will receive two significant benefits as an applicant:


  1. The ability to update your personal and waiting list information online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  2. After the opening of the Centralized Wait List On-Line Portal, the opportunity to add your name to the waiting list of any participating housing authority in Rhode Island, increasing your range of housing choices and potentially reducing your wait time for housing assistance. The On-Line Portal is scheduled to open at 12:01 AM on Sunday, December 17, 2017 and remain open indefinitely.


However, to take advantage of these benefits, you must first create an on-line portal account at www.waitlistcentralri.com. You can create your user account by taking the following steps:


  • Visit the on-line Applicant Portal at waitlistcentralri.com
  • Click on the “Applicant Login” link in the top right hand corner
  • On the next screen, click the link that reads “ reads “Click here to register”
  • On the following screen, click the button that reads “I want to apply for housing assistance”
  • On the following screen, enter your registration code that you received in a letter from RI Housing.
  • Enter your Social Security Number without dashes. This must match the number on file.
  • Please note: An e-mail address is required to create an account. If you do not have an e-mail address, please create one prior to continuing with the application. We suggest gmail.com to create a free e-mail account; once you have created an e-mail address, use it to continue with the application.


If you have any questions or concerns or need assistance creating your account, please contact the Wait List Administrator at 844-459-3600 or waitlist@rihousing.com.


 Thank you!


Applications Department

Pawtucket Housing Authority