Housing Choice Voucher Program


Virginia Dutra
HCV Coordinator
Telephone: 401.245.7019 Ext. 11
Fax: 401.245.1392

Riana L. France
Resident Service Coordinator
Telephone: 401.245.7019 Ext. 12
Fax: 401.245.1392

Warren Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) works with both property owners/landlords and participant families to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for very low and low-income families. The program subsidizes a portion of each participant’s monthly rent based on family income. The subsidy is paid directly to the property owner/landlord.

Wait List

ATTENTION HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM (HCV) APPLICANTS RI Housing Authority will begin the annual “Save My Spot” for the Centralized Waitlist in June 2024. You will receive two email updates from CDR.Yardi. You will also receive a letter to the mailing address you listed on your application. Please read the notices carefully and follow all instructions to save your spot. If you do not save your spot, you will be removed from the waiting lists.”

The Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List is open indefinitely through Rhode Island Housing Authority’s Centralized Waiting List. Applications must be completed and submitted electronically through the Centralized Wait List online application portal accessible at www.waitlist-centralri.com . Rhode Island Housing’s electronic application portal is the sole method of submitting an application for Warren Housing Authority’s HCVP. Applications that are mailed, faxed, emailed or hand delivered will not be processed. Applicants requiring assistance completing an application may contact Rhode Island Housing Authority at 844-459-3600 or via email at waitlist@rihousing.com. To request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete an application, please call 401-457-1288. Applicants may also contact Rhode Island Housing via TTY at 401-450-1394. Please be aware that WHA conducts a national criminal screening search for each person in the household 18 years of age or older.

Warren Housing Authority offers the following Waitlist Preferences:

–               Warren Resident: 20 Points
–               Employed in Warren: 20 Points
–               Veteran: 10 Points (DD-214 must be provided to receive preference).
–               Rhode Island Resident 10 Points

For step-by-step application instructions, click here.


Please note: “You will receive two email updates yearly from Rhode Island Housing in regard to saving your spot on the waiting lists. They will come from CDR.Yardi. Please read the emails carefully and follow all instructions to save your spot. If you do not save your spot, you will be removed from the waiting lists.”

2024 Income Limits

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sets income limits that determine eligibility for assisted housing programs including the Public Housing, Section 8 project-based, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Section 202 housing for the elderly, and Section 811 housing for persons with disabilities programs.

The published Income Limits can be found on HUD’s website.

Payment Standards

2024 Payment Standards
Unit Size HUD 2024 Fair Market Rent Percentage Resolution
Efficiency $1,289 110% $1,417
1 Bedroom $1,398 110% $1,537
2 Bedroom $1,693 110% $1,862
3 Bedroom $2,047 110% $2,251
4 Bedroom $2,536 110% $2,789

Utility Allowances