Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

Providing rental assistance to low-income families in our community, the Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government's major program for assisting low income families, the elderly and the disabled to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.

The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program. Housing Choice Vouchers are administered locally by the public housing agencies (PHAs) and receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing of Urban Development (HUD) to administer the voucher program. A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family's choice where the owner agrees to rent under the Program. This unit may include the family's present residence. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by the PHA. A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord through direct deposit.

Federal guidelines for affordability equates to a household not spending more than 30% of their income on housing costs.

​​​Current Payment Standards and Income Limits for the NPHA Section 8 HCV Program

     Payment Standards                             Income Limits

     based on Family Composition

     effective 5/1/2018


     1- 2 people:  $988.00                             1 Person     $28,700

     3-4 people:   $1,183.00                          2 Person     $32,800

     5-6 people:   $1,474.00                          3 Person     $36,900

     7-8 people:   $1,750.00                          4 Person     $40,950

                                                                     5 Person     $44,250

                                                                     6 Person     $47,550

                                                                     7 Person     $50,800

                                                                     8 Person     $54,100

Section 8 Portability In

For Section 8 Participants that would like to move to North Providence, you can ask your Section 8 Representative to send your information to:

North Providence Housing Authority

Attn:  Nancy Beras, Section 8 Coordinator

945 Charles Street

North Providence, RI 02904

Nancy may be contacted at 401-728-0930 x103 or email

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