Housing Choice Voucher  (HCV) Program

Welcome to the Johnston Housing Authority Section 8 website page! 

What is Section 8?

The Section 8 Program provides assistance for low income families in the private market through the Housing Assistance Payment Program.

How do I apply?

Currently the Section 8 Waiting List is OPEN for new applications. Please use the link below to apply (you must apply online , no applications will be accepted at Johnston Housing office)


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For Section 8 Participants that would like to move to Johnston, you can ask your Section 8 Representative to send your information to:

Johnston Housing Authority

8 Forand Circle

Johnston, RI 02919

Attn: Valerie Goris, Section 8 Coordinator

You can also call us at (401) 231-2007. Our fax number is (401) 231-9670 or  email address: valerieg@johnstonhousing.org

1 BEDROOM$978

Payment Standards 2019

2 BEDROOMS$1166
3 BEDROOMS$1461
4 BEDROOMS$1722


 *Please note that this is NOT what the JHA pays to Landlords for the total Contract Amount.

Tenants can pay more than the Payment Standard listed for their bedroom size as long as the rent & utilities do not exceed 40% of their adjusted monthly income and the rent is within the Rent Reasonable survey average.