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

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

2023 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

2023 Payment Standards
Unit Size HUD 2023 Fair Market Rent Percentage Resolution
Efficiency $1,066 110% $1,172
1 Bedroom $1,171 115% $1,346
2 Bedroom $1,409 115% $1,620
3 Bedroom $1,715 110% $1,886
4 Bedroom $2,118 110% $2,329

Utility Allowances