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Since its inception in 1961, The East Providence Housing Authority (EPHA) has been providing decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. We currently own, manage, and maintain 419 units. The application process and brief description of the properties, are described below.

Application Process

After an application is completed, received in our office, and uploaded to our database, you will receive a letter confirming its receipt and an approximate waiting time. All future contact will be done by mail. It is imperative that your information be kept up to date at all times. Any changes must be reported in writing or in person at our office. No changes will be taken over the telephone. Families that fail to respond to any updated requests sent by the EPHA may be removed from the waiting list and asked to re-apply.

Before receiving assistance, all applicants are interviewed in order to establish their eligibility. When your name reaches the top of the list, you will be contacted by a Housing Specialist to come in for an eligibility interview. The letter will include all the documents that you will be required to bring with you. This process includes, but is not limited to, criminal background screening of all adults, verification of income, and verification of any preference that was claimed on initial application.

Once all screening has been performed, you will be notified of your eligibility status. If you qualify, your file will be placed in queue until a unit becomes available. Once you are notified of a units’ availability, you must express your interest to lease the unit within 5 business days. If the unit is refused, you are returned to the waiting list for a period of six months. Once 3 offers are made and refused, you are then removed from the waiting list and will have to re-apply.

Pre-applications are currently being accepted and are available by visiting our administrative office at 99 Goldsmith Avenue, East Providence, RI or by calling 401-434-7645. As a convenience, the application package is also available by clicking on the link below. It may be mailed or dropped off during normal business hours. Any questions you may have with regard to the waiting list or applying for public housing, can be answered by contacting Lori Pontus, our Resident Services Coordinator at 401-434-7645 ext 103.

Public Housing Application Package - Printable PDF

Change of Address Form -Printable PDF

Property Descriptions and Locations

City View Manor
99 Goldsmith Avenue, East Providence, RI

This 150 unit development consists of 11 efficiency units, 134 one bedroom units, and 5 two bedroom units. Constructed in 1967, City View Manor is an 11 story building serviced by two elevators and two stairways.  It recently underwent modernization to install new energy efficient windows, and re-pointing of the exterior brick work.   Several times throughout the year our full- time Resident Services Coordinator hosts events that keep our residents informed.
This location is also home to our Administrative Offices.

A community room provides access to tenant organized activities such as bingo, karaoke, and craft classes. There is a kitchen on site, just off the community room, where lunch, provided by the Ocean State Senior Dining Program, is served during the week.

Goldsmith Manor
115 Goldsmith Avenue, East Providence, RI

This 100 unit development, constructed in 1971, consists of 64 efficiency units, and 36 one bedroom units.  It is a 6 story building serviced by one elevator and two stairways.  While it does have its’ own building entrance, it is also connected to our City View Manor building by the community room.  This affords the sharing of many resources, such as the lunch program, between buildings.

AMENITIES - City View Manor and Goldsmith Manor

• Library/Computer Room

• Parking

• Laundry Facility

• Handicap Accessible Units

• Fully Equipped Kitchens

• Resident Associations

• 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance

• Weekday Lunch Program

• Security Cameras

• Emergency Alert System

• Key Fob Entry System

• Maintenance On Site

• On Site Flu Clinic    

AREA FEATURES - City View Manor and Goldsmith Manor

• Grocery Stores

• Pharmacies

• Banks

• Coffee Shop

• Restaurants

• Bus Line

• Clothing Stores

 

 

Harbor View Manor
3663 Pawtucket Avenue, Riverside, RI

Harbor View Manor, constructed in 1966, consists of 131 units in its 9 story structure.  There are 25 efficiency units, 97 one bedroom units and 9 two bedroom units. It is serviced by two elevators and two stairways.    A community room provides access to tenant organized activities such as bingo, and craft classes. There is a kitchen on site, where lunch, provided by the Ocean State Senior Dining Program, is served during the week.  At this location you will also find a convenient tenant run store.

AMENITIES - Harbor View Manor

• Parking

• Laundry Facility

• Handicap Accessible Units

• Fully Equipped Kitchens

• Resident Associations

• 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance

• Weekday Lunch Program

• Security Cameras

• Emergency Alert System

• Key Fob Entry System

• Maintenance On Site

• On Site Flu Clinic

AREA FEATURES - Harbor View Manor

• Coffee Shop

• Pizza/Ice Cream

• Bus Line

• Barber Shop/Salon

• Bike Path

• Convenience Stores

Warren Avenue Apartments
182-188 Warren Avenue, East Providence, RI

This low-rise development was built in 1965. There are 20 one bedroom units in the (3) – two story brick buildings. One of the buildings houses the laundry facility that is shared by all. There is a well-lit, off street parking area for 14 cars. Residents in these units are encouraged to utilize the resources available at our high-rise buildings.

AMENITIES - Warren Avenue Apartments

• Parking

• Laundry Facility

• Fully Equipped Kitchens

• 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance

• Security Cameras

• Emergency Alert System

AREA FEATURES - Warren Avenue Apartments

• Bus Line

• Restaurants

• Minutes from Providence

Duplex Scattered Sites

The East Providence Housing Authority currently has 9 duplexes located throughout the City.  These units, ranging from 2 to 4 bedrooms, built in 1971 and 1985, are part of HUD Section 32 Homeownership Program, where a Public Housing tenant, residing in one of the units, has been offered an option to purchase the home.  After reaching several qualifying factors, the home is purchased by the tenant, while the remaining tenant receives a Housing Choice Voucher.  It is through this program that over 16 families have successfully fulfilled their dream of becoming homeowners. 

Occasionally one of the units may become available.  Depending on whether the vacancy is from a purchaser or non-purchaser, the EPHA would look to its Homeownership Applicants on file or public housing waiting list, to fill the vacancy. 

For more information on the Homeownership Program, please contact our office at 401-434-7645.