Guide to Rhode Island Communities

Housing Choice Voucher Program

 

 As an RIHousing Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) holder, you have the ability to choose a rental home in one of 19 Rhode Island communities in 46 zip code areas across the state. We have created this guide to provide you with an overview of living in any of those communities. With a Housing Choice Voucher, you are required to pay 30-40% of your income towards rent. RIHousing will pay the balance of the rental payment directly to your landlord.

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Barrington

(East Bay)

Barrington is a coastal town with its own beach and several distinct neighborhoods: Primrose Hill/West Barrington/Alfred Drowne/Bay Springs (north and west), Sowams/Hampden Meadows (east), and Nayatt/Rumstick (south). It has an active community that takes pride in its historic homes and walkable town center located across the street from the Town Hall and Library.

Living in Barrington:

Barrington has a large majority of owner-occupied, single family homes. HCV holders may also find rentals among some of the town’s modest single-family homes located primarily in the western neighborhoods.

TO USE YOUR VOUCHER HERE, THE TOTAL RENT CANNOT EXCEED:

Zip Code/Place Name 0 BR 1 BR 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 5 BR 6 BR
02806/Barrington $1210 $1364 $1639 $2046 $2431 $2796 $3160

RENTAL LIMITS

TO USE YOUR VOUCHER HERE, THE TOTAL RENT CANNOT EXCEED:

 

  Zip Code/Place Name
  02806/Barrington
0 BR $1210
BR $1364
2 BR $1639
3 BR $2046
4 BR $2431
5 BR $2796
6 BR $3160

GETTING AROUND

RIPTA: 

  • Route 60 Express Service to both Providence and Newport
  • Route 61X Express Service to other East Bay locations, including Tiverton, and to Providence
    Stops at Park & Ride at White Church, 416 County Road

 

Driving times by car (average):

  • Providence (10 miles)—15 minutes
  • Warwick (20 miles)—30 minutes
  • Newport (20 miles)—40 minutes

DAILY NEEDS + COMMUNITY CENTERS

Town Hall

283 County Rd.
(401) 247-1900

Library

281 County Rd.

Post Office

200 Middle Rd.

Police Department

100 Federal Rd.

Recycling Center

84 Upland Way

 

COMMUNITY CENTERS

Bay Spring Community Center

170 Bay Spring Ave.

East Bay Community Action Program-John Digits Facility
– Wide array of services including medical/dental, educational, social services 

2 Old County Rd.
401-246-1195

Peck Center for Adult Enrichment
– Recreational and educational programming for seniors 

281 County Rd.

YMCA – Bayside

70 West St.

DHS & SNAP Offices

206 Elmwood Ave., Providence

FOOD + SHOPPING

FOOD

Barrington Shopping Center
(Includes Shaw’s and CVS) 

186 County Rd.

Barrington Farmers Market
(mid-June to mid-October) 

Park Ave. and Cook St.

TAPIN Food Pantry

281 County Rd.

 

SHOPPING

Nearest Home Depot

95 Highland Ave., Seekonk, MA

Nearest Target

79 Commerce Way, Seekonk, MA

579 GAR Hwy., Swansea, MA

Nearest Walmart

1180 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, MA

Nearest Walmart Supercenter

54 Cousineau Dr., Swansea, MA

EDUCATION

DAYCARES, PRESCHOOLS AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Infant Care Programs

Toddler Care Programs

Preschool Programs

After School Care Programs

2

2

5

4

For a full list of care providers, visit www.brightstars.org.

The following providers accept the RI Child Care Assistance Program subsidy:

  • Headstart Programs (available through East Bay CAP)

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

District Report Card from RI Department of Education

 

    RIDE Rating

Primrose Hill School
(Grades PK-3)

60 Middle Hwy.

★★★★★

Nayatt School
(Grades K-3)

400 Nayatt Rd.

★★★★★

Sowams Elementary School
(Grades K-3)

364 Sowams Rd.

★★★★☆

Hampden Meadows School
(Grades 4-5)

297 New Meadow Rd.

★★★★★

Barrington Middle School
(Grades 6-8)

261 Middle Hwy

★★★★★

Barrington High School
(Grades 9-12)

220 Lincoln Ave.

★★★★★

 

 

PRIVATE SCHOOLS 

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Barrington Christian Academy

Grades K-12

St. Luke School

Grades PK-8

St. Andrew’s School

Grades 6-12 

BANKS

Bank of America

257 County Rd.

BankNewport

330 County Rd.

Citizens Bank

184 & 965 County Rd

Santander Bank

186 County Rd.

TD Bank

231 County Rd.

Webster Bank

262 County Rd

MEDICAL SERVICES

East Bay Community Action Program – John Digits Facility<

2 Old County Rd.

Nearest hospital: Rhode Island Hospital

2 Dudley St., Providence
(10 mi – 20 minute drive)

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Protestant Church 5
Catholic + Episcopal Church 4
Jewish Synagogue 1
Muslim Mosque (2)
Providence

RECREATION

Barrington Parks and Recreation Department
401- 247-1926

OUTDOOR SPACES

Barrington Town Beach

Barrington Library Playground

East Bay Bike Path

Haines Memorial State Park
(runs through Barrington)

Hampden Meadows Greenbelt Walking Path

Veterans Memorial Park

 

ARTS + OTHER PROGRAMS

Bay Spring Community Centers

– Provides arts, music, cultural, and community programming

170 Narragansett Ave.

Barrington Recreation Dept

– provides programming for all ages and summer camps for youths

283 County Rd.

401-247-1900 x9

YMCA – Bayside

– offers gym, pool, pick-up sports and programs for all ages.

70 West St.

HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM

Guide to RI Communities