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Housing Choice Voucher Program - Applicants




                                               RHODE ISLAND HOUSING

                               HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM

                             Opening of the Centralized Wait List Portal


When: Application portal opens Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 12:01 AM and will remain open indefinitely.


Where: Applications will only be accepted via the online portal, accessible at www.waitlistcentralri.com.

Participating Housing Authorities, including Rhode Island Housing, will not accept or process any application that is faxed, e-mailed or hand delivered.   


How: Selection from the Waiting List will be based on date and time of application, and any preferences for which you may qualify. A description of these preferences, as well as a list of participating housing authorities, is available on the online portal at the time of application.


Please Note: Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation should contact Rhode Island Housing at 844-459-3600. Sensory-impaired applicants should call our TTY number at



For more information on the wait list opening & a list of places to visit to get help completing an application, visit www.rihousing.com.



Eligibility for a housing voucher is determined by the EPHA, based on the total annual gross income and family size. Participation in this program is limited to US citizens and specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status as defined by HUD. In general, the family’s income may not exceed 50% of the median income for the area in which the family chooses to live. HUD regulations require that the EPHA must provide 75 percent of its vouchers to applicants whose incomes do not exceed 30 percent of the area median income. Median income levels are published by HUD on an annual basis and vary by location.