The West Warwick Housing Authority (WWHA) is the largest provider of safe and affordable housing in the Town of West Warwick, R.I.
The housing authority has been in existence since 1962. It was created pursuant to RIGL 45:26 when 25 citizens of the town petitioned the Town Council to create a local housing authority.
The WWHA’s main administrative offices are located at 62 Robert Street. Office hours are from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.
The WWHA operates two federally-subsidized housing programs:
• Public Housing
• Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
Our public housing program is comprised of 250 units in two locations:
• West Warwick Manor 126 units (62 Robert Street)
• Clyde Tower 124 units (1021 Main Street)
The housing authority receives federal operating subsidies from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the public housing program.
It also receives Housing Assistance Payments and Administrative Fees for operating the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program. The Housing Choice Voucher Program subsidizes rents in privately-owned housing in the town for eligible participants who meet federal income guidelines.
The Housing Authority is governed by a five member Board of Commissioners appointed by the local government for five-year staggered terms.
An Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the organization.