Accepting Section 8 Waitlist Applications Online: (2) New Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists


The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) and Rhode Island Housing (RIH) have partnered up to open both of their Section 8 waiting lists through the same on-line application.

Voucher Waitlist OPEN Times

The PHA and RHI Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists are currently OPEN from November 11, 2016 at 12:01AM, and will close on November 16, 2016 at 11:59PM (EST).

Voucher Waitlist Application Information

To apply to the PHA / RHI Section 8 waiting list, please complete the online application (link to access the application is provided below)

Paper waiting list applications are NOT be accepted and you can submit your application online only. If you don’t have internet access at home, you can use a computer at any public library in your city and submit an application from there.



5,000 applicants will be placed on the waiting list from the Providence Housing Authority and Rhode Island Housing by random selection process (lottery), after sorting preferences.

The lottery drawing will take place on Dec 6, 2016, and if you will be notified by mail if you were selected / placed on the waiting list.

If you have any other questions, please read this Public Notice, or give either the Providence Housing Authority or Rhode Island Housing office a call at the number(s) provided below.

How do I Apply?

Please CLICK HERE to access the online application page and to begin the application process

Contact Info for PHA and RIH

Providence Housing Authority

100 Broad Street

Providence, RI (Providence County)

(401) 751-6400



Rhode Island Housing

44 Washington Street

Providence, RI (Providence County)

(401) 457-1234