Westerly Housing Authority

Lighting the Way to a Brighter Future



The Town of Westerly Housing Authority will be opening its Housing Choice Voucher / Section 8 Waiting List for applicants who are income eligible for rental assistance. Placement on the Waiting List will be assigned by preference and lottery for 200 households. Eligibility is determined by household income based on household size.

Pre-applications will be available to print online and available for pick-up at the following location and time:

Town of Westerly Beach
365 Atlantic Ave, Westerly, RI 02891
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 10 AM to 2 PM

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Let's Build
And Grow Together

Westerly Housing Authority receives all of its funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds provide the resources for construction or purchase of the properties held by the Westerly Housing Authority as well as capital improvement grants for maintenance and facility updating.

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Where to Live?

Park View Apartments

The first tenants were housed in the Park View Apartments facility in 1969. This facility was newly constructed by the Rocky Marciano Construction Company.

Park View contains sixty 1 bedroom apartments and has a self-standing Community Center.

Chestnut Court

Chestnut Court was constructed in 1984 and contains fifty units. 10% of these units are 2 bedroom handi-cap apartments, the remaining forty-five units are 1 bedroom apartments. 
There is a community center within this building. This complex also has an administrative office building.

Family Scattered Site Units

Westerly Housing Authority also has 13 family scattered site units. The units consist of one 3-bedroom home, 6 duplexes, two 3 bedroom apartments and ten 2 bedroom apartments.

Who We Are

Westerly Housing Authority was created by the Town of Westerly, Rhode Island, in 1966 by enabling legislation.

The Board of Commissioners are appointed for 5 year terms by the Westerly Town Council. The Housing Authority is a separate entity, governed by a 5 member Board of Commissioners. The Commissioners' regular monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month starting at 6pm. The meeting location alternates between the Park View and Chestnut Court community centers.


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Our Clients Say:

The staff at the Westerly Housing Authority are the most kind hearted and caring souls a person would want to meet. I am blessed to have met them.

Evalyn S.

Westerly , RI