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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Foster

Foster

Foster is Rhode Island’s most rural community, and one of its smallest. The major east-west road, Route 6, is also known as Danielsen Pike, and connects to many services and commercial areas in the most eastern towns of Connecticut. The major north-south road in town is Route 94, also known as Foster Center Road. The town’s center consists primarily of town buildings along Howard Hill Road and some homes. Route 102/14 (Plainfield Pike/Victory Highway) is in the town’s southeastern portion, and connects to the western half of Coventry (to the south) and Scituate (to the east).

Living in Foster:

Given its rural nature, the predominant housing stock is large-lot single family homes. HCV holders may find some rentals among the few multi-family homes, but most likely among single family homes that may be for rent.

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
Clayville/02815 $1,045 $1,177 $1,419 $1,760 $2,112 $2,429 $2,746
Foster/02825 $1,001 $1,122 $1,353 $1,683 $2,024 $2,328 $2,631

RENTAL LIMITS

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

  Zip Code/Place Name
  Clayville/02815
0 BR $1,045
1 BR $1,177
2 BR $1,419
3 BR $1,760
4 BR $2,112
5 BR $2,429
6 BR $2,746
  Foster/02825
0 BR $1,001
1 BR $1,122
2 BR $1,353
3 BR $1,683
4 BR $2,024
5 BR $2,328
6 BR $2,631

 

GETTING AROUND

RIPTA: 

No RIPTA service.
Nearest Park & Ride for Route 10X to Providence is in Scituate at Chopmist (approx. 6 miles, 10-minute drive)

 

Driving times by car (average):

  • Providence (20 miles)—35 minutes
  • Warwick (26 miles)—40 minutes
  • Newport (45 miles)—60 minutes

DAILY NEEDS + COMMUNITY CENTERS

Town Hall 181 Howard Hill Road
401-392-9200
Library 184 Howard Hill Rd.
Post Office 81 Foster Center Rd.
Police Department  
Recycling Center 86 Foster Center Rd.

 

COMMUNITY CENTERS

Nearest CAP
Comprehensive Community Action
311 Doric Avenue, Cranston
401-467-9610
Community Center
Woody Lowden Recreation Center
16 Howard Hill Rd.
Nearest DHS & SNAP
Providence Regional Family Center
206 Elmwood Avenue
DHS: 1-855-MY-RIDHS
(1-855-697-4347)
SNAP: 401-415-8200
Nearest YMCA
Smithfield YMCA
15 Deerfield Dr, Greenville

FOOD + SHOPPING

FOOD

There are no grocery stores in Foster. The nearest stores are:

Dino’s Park & Shop 1020 Putnam Pike, Chepachet (Glocester)
(approx. 8 miles, 12-minute drive)
Stop & Shop 1094 Killingly Commons Drive, Dayville, CT
(approx. 7 miles, 11-minute drive)
Scituate Food Pantry 1315 Chopmist Hill Rd, Scituate
(approx. 6 miles, 9-minute drive)

PHARMACY

CVS 1068 Putnam Pike, Chepachet (Glocester)
(approx. 8 miles, 12-minute drive)

SHOPPING

Walmart 450 Providence Rd, Brooklyn, CT 06234
(approx. 10 miles, 17-minute drive)

EDUCATION

DAYCARES, PRESCHOOLS AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Dr. Daycare 174 Hartford Pike

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

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

District report card site 

 

    RIDE Rating
Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School
Gr. PK-5
160 Foster Center Road ★★★☆☆
Ponaganset Middle School
Gr. 6-8
7 Rustic Hill Road, North Scituate (village of Glocester) ★★★☆☆
Ponaganset High School
Gr. 9-12
137 Anan Wade Road, North Scituate  (village of Glocester) ★★★☆☆

BANKS

There are no banks in Foster. The nearest bank is:

Citizens Bank 21 Money Hill Rd, Chepachet (Glocester)

MEDICAL SERVICES

WellOne Primary Medical & Dental Care 36 Bridge Way, Pascoag (Burrillville)
401-567-0800
Atmed Treatment Center 1524 Atwood Avenue, Suite 122, Johnston
401-273-9400
Nearest hospital:
Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy Street, Providence
(401) 444-4054

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Protestant Church 6
Catholic + Episcopal Church 1
Jewish Synagogue Danielson, CT (approx. 9 miles, 13-minute drive)
Muslim Mosque Providence (approx. 20 miles, 30-minute drive)

RECREATION

Foster Parks and Recreations Department 

 

OUTDOOR SPACES

Jerimoth Hill (highest point in RI)
Little Rhody Vasa Park
(not all events open to public)
Hayfield Property Trail (Foster Land Trust)

 

ARTS AND RECREATION

Swamp Meadow Community Theatre Community theatre available for volunteer opportunities. They also host an after-school Drama Club at Paine Elementary School.

HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM

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