Public Housing

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.

All of our properties are smoke free.


Application Process

Once an application is completed and received in our office, it will be uploaded to our database. 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 must be processed to establish their eligibility. When your name reaches the top of the list, you will be sent a letter by a Housing Manager to confirm your interest in housing. You must respond to this letter within five business days. After confirmation is received, a packet will be mailed to you containing all the documents that you will be required to provide to the Housing Manager. Documents may be mailed or dropped off in the locked metal box in our Lobby. These documents include, but are 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 our front desk at 401-865-6420.

FY 2023 Income Limits - Public Housing

Income Limit CategoryPersons in Family
Low (80%) Income Limits$57,350$65,550$73,750$81,900$88,500$95,050$101,600$108,150
Very Low (50%) Income Limits$35,850$41,000$46,100$51,200$55,300$59,400 $63,500$67,600
Extremely Low (30%) Income Limits$21,500$24,600$27,650$30,700$35,140$40,280$45,420$50,560

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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.

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 RoomParkingLaundry Facility
Handicap Accessible UnitsFully Equipped KitchensResident Associations
24 Hour Emergency MaintenanceOn Site Flu ClinicSecurity Cameras
Emergency Alert SystemKey Fob Entry SystemMaintenance On Site

Area Features - City View Manor and Goldsmith Manor
Grocery StoresPharmaciesBanks
Coffee ShopRestaurantsBus 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 as well.
Amenities - Harbor View Manor
ParkingLaundry FacilityHandicap Accessible Units
Fully Equipped KitchensResident Associations24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
On Site Flu ClinicSecurity CamerasEmergency Alert System
Key Fob Entry SystemMaintenance On Site

Area Features - Harbor View Manor
Coffee ShopPizza/Ice CreamBus Line
Barber Shop/SalonBike PathConvenience 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
ParkingLaundry FacilityFully Equipped Kitchens
24 Hour Emergency MaintenanceSecurity CamerasEmergency Alert System

Area Features - Warren Avenue Apartments
Bus LineRestaurantsMinutes from Providence