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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Glocester

Glocester is rural in character with mostly low density residential and agricultural development throughout much of the town. Chepachet Village, located at the intersection of Routes 44 (Putnam Pike) an 102 (Victory Highway) serves as the historic, economic and civic center of the town. The town has identified Chepachet as an area to develop more both residentially and commercially. Route 44 travels east-west and leads directly into Smithfield and many other commercial areas and services; while Route 102 travels north-south, intersecting with Route 100 (Money Hill) leading to the village of Pascoag in Burrillville.   

Living in Glocester:

The HCV is usable only in the zip code 02814, which is home to a number of well-maintained mobile home parks. Though dominated by single-family homes, there are several two-family dwellings that may provide rental choices.

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
Chepachet (Village of Glocester)/02814 $1,023 $1,155 $1,386 $1,727 $2,068 $2,378 $2,688

RENTAL LIMITS

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

Zip Code/Place Name
Chepachet (Village of Glocester)/02814
0 BR $1,023
1 BR $1,155
2 BR $1,386
3 BR $1,727
4 BR $2,068
5 BR $2,378
6 BR $2,688

GETTING AROUND

RIPTA: 

 

Driving times by car (average):

  • Providence (20 miles)—35 minutes
  • Warwick (26 miles)—40 minutes
  • Newport (46 miles)—60 minutes

DAILY NEEDS + COMMUNITY CENTERS

Town Hall

1145 Putnam Pike
401-568-6206

Library

Glocester Manton Library (Chepachet)
1137 Putnam Pike
Harmony Library (Harmony)
195 Putnam Pike

Post Office

1151 Putnam Pike

Police Department

162 Chopmist Hill Rd.

Recycling Center

121 Chestnut Hill Rd.

 

COMMUNITY CENTERS

Nearest CAP:
Tri-County Community Action Agency – Northern Region
Coordinates over 50 programs and services offering assistance throughout every stage of life; from pregnancy and early childhood development, to senior and disabled services.

1126 Hartford Avenue, Johnston
401-351-2750

Nearest YMCA:
Smithfield YMCA

15 Deerfield Dr, Greenville (Smithfield)

Nearest DHS & SNAP Offices:
Providence Regional Family Center

206 Elmwood Ave., Providence
DHS: 1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347)
SNAP: 401-415-8200

FOOD + SHOPPING

FOOD

Dino’s Park & Shop 1020 Putnam Pike, Chepachet (Glocester)
Stop & Shop 446 Putnam Pike, Greenville (Smithfield)
Chepachet Union Church Food Distribution Center 1138 Putnam Pike
Glocester Food Pantry at Town Hall 1145 Putnam Pike

SHOPPING

Nearest Walmart Supercenter

7 Dowling Village Blvd, North Smithfield

 

PHARMACY

CVS 1068 Putnam Pike

EDUCATION

DAYCARES, PRESCHOOLS AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE 

Infant Care Programs

Toddler Care Programs

Preschool Programs

After School Care Programs

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

Headstart Program: Tri-County CAP programs located in Pascoag (Burrillville, approx. 4 miles, 6-minute drive) and Johnston (approx. 13 miles, 24-minute drive).

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

District Report Card from RI Department of Education:  District Code 13District Code 99
Glocester is a regional district with Foster at the Middle & High School levels

    RIDE Rating
Fogarty Memorial School
Gr. K-5
736 Snake Hill Road

★★★☆☆

West Glocester Elementary School
Gr. K-5
111 Reynolds Road/Rte 94

★★★★☆

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

Citizens Bank 21 Money Hill Rd.

MEDICAL SERVICES

Ocean State Urgent Care

400 Putnam Pike. Smithfield
401-757-6160

Nearest hospital:
Landmark Medical Center

115 Cass Avenue, Woonsocket
401-769-4100

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Protestant Church 4
Catholic + Episcopal Church 1
Nearest Synagogue Woonsocket (approx. 15 miles, 27-minute drive)
Nearest Mosque North Smithfield (approx. 17 miles, 26-minute drive)

RECREATION

Glocester Parks and Recreation Department

OUTDOOR SPACES

Pulaski State Park & Recreation Area
Glocester Memorial Park
>Heritage Park
Steere Hill Glocester Land Trust Trail

 

ARTS + OTHER PROGRAMS

Glocester Libraries

Offer a variety of fine art programs – special programs led by local professionals as well as monthly programs run by library staff.

Swamp Meadow
Community Theatre (Foster)

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

See Scituate for additional nearby opportunities.

HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM

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