Providence Housing Authority

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Welcome to the Providence Housing Authority's online application for Public Housing and Section 8 Project-Based Housing. You can apply for one or both programs at this site. 

If you already have an application on file you do not need to reapply - duplicate applications will not be accepted.

You cannot apply for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) wait list at this site - to apply for an HCV voucher click here

Information needed to apply:

Names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and income information for everyone in the household. 

You must have an email address to complete this Preliminary Application. This Preliminary Application must be submitted electronically using this system to create a receipt of application. 

If you require any reasonable accommodation with the application process, please email or call 401-751-6400. 

Information about our programs: 

Public Housing includes 2,606 units in family developments, elderly/disabled developments, and elderly only developments. For more information about specific developments click here to go to the PHA's website. 

Section 8 Project Based Housing (PBV) is for 173 specific units in privately managed affordable housing developments across Providence. All PBV housing is currently family units. To see the specific developments and locations where you might be offered PBV housing, go to this page. 

Income limits for the programs are available at PHA's website.

If you have already applied and are looking to update your contact information, email