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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Hopkinton

Hopkinton

Hopkinton is a part of South (or Washington) County, where villages are abundant! The villages often cross municipal boundaries and appear within more than one town. Despite their rural nature, there is commercial activity and some services located within these villages.

Hopkinton borders Connecticut on its western side; the town of Richmond on its east, and Charlestown to its south. These three towns also form the school district known as Chariho. Hopkinton’s major routes are Route 3 (Main St.), which runs northeast to southwest through the town; Route 138, in the north, also known as Rockville Rd./Spring St. There is also an exit from I-95 at Hope Valley, Exit 2, to Rte. 138W.

Living in Hopkinton:

There are 5 zip codes for HCV holders to choose from—four of which are villages, and one for Hopkinton. Each village offers proximity to different stores and access points to other places. There are a fair number of two-family structures along the main thoroughfares through the villages, as well as modest single-family homes that may represent rental possibilities.

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
Ashaway/02804 $1020 $1026  $1,294  $1,810  $2020  $2,322  $2,626
Hope Valley/02832  $1,298  $1,342  $1,672  $2,277  $2,585  $2,973  $3,361
Hopkinton/02833  $1,020  $1026  $1,294  $1,810  $2020  $2,322  $2,626
Rockville/02873  $1,122  $1,199  $1,496  $1,980  $2,321  $2,670  $3,017
Wyoming/02898  $1,023  $1,144  $1,386 $1,727  $2,068  $2,378  $2,688

RENTAL LIMITS

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

  Ashaway/02804
1 BR  $927
2 BR  $963
3 BR  $1,269
4 BR  $1,777
5 BR  $1,784
6 BR  $2,052
7 BR  $2,320
  Hope Valley/02832
1 BR  $1,144
2 BR  $1,210
3 BR  $1,562
4 BR  $2,134
5 BR  $2,222
6 BR  $2,555
7 BR  $2,889
  Hopkinton/02833
1 BR  $927
2 BR  $963
3 BR  $1,269
4 BR  $1,777
5 BR  $1,784
6 BR  $2,052
7 BR  $2,320
  Rockville/02873
1 BR  $990
2 BR  $1,078
3 BR  $1,375
4 BR  $1,826
5 BR  $2,013
6 BR  $2,316
7 BR  $2,617
  Wyoming/02898
1 BR  $990
2 BR  $1,111
3 BR  $1,342
4 BR  $1,672
5 BR  $1,980
6 BR  $2,277
7 BR  $2,574

GETTING AROUND

RIPTA: 

 

Driving times by car (average):

  • Providence (37 miles)—40 minutes
  • Warwick (30 miles)—35 minutes
  • Newport (36 miles)—50 minutes

DAILY NEEDS + COMMUNITY CENTERS

Town Hall1 Town House Road
401-377-7777

Library Langworthy Public Library
24 Spring St, Hope Valley
Post Office 482 Main St.
Police Department 406 Woodville Rd.
Recycling Center The Town of Hopkinton does not provide trash removal or recycling services; however, it has an agreement with the Town of Westerly that allows Hopkinton residents, commercial haulers and commercial businesses to dispose of trash and recyclable materials at the Westerly Transfer Station. Hopkinton residents may also choose to contract with a private commercial hauler.

 

COMMUNITY CENTERS

Crandall House Senior Center 188 Main St., Ashaway
(401) 377-7795
Nearest CAP:
Tri-County Community Action Agency – Southern 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.
1935 Kingstown Road, Wakefield
401-789-3016
Nearest YMCA:
YMCA – Arcadia Branch
– Programs for all age groups.
1190 Main Street, Wyoming
401-539-2306
Nearest DHS & SNAP Offices :
South County Regional Family Center (Stedman Center)
<>4808 Tower Hill Rd.,  Suite G1, Wakefield
DHS: 1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347)
SNAP: 401-782-4300

FOOD + SHOPPING

FOOD

Stop & Shop 3 Stilson Rd, Richmond
Stop & Shop 91 Voluntown Rd, Pawcatuck, CT 06379
New Hope Pantry – Food Distribution Center 80 Richmond Townhouse Rd, Carolina

 

SHOPPING 

Nearest Walmart Supercenter 258 Post Rd, Westerly

PHARMACY

CVS 1187 Main St, Wyoming

EDUCATION

DAYCARES, PRESCHOOLS AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Infant Care Programs Toddler Care Programs Preschool Programs After School Care Programs
2 2 4 5

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

Headstart Program: Tri-County CAP programs located in Charlestown (approx. 10 miles, 15-minute drive) and Westerly (approx. 7 miles, 12-minute drive).

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

District Report Card from RI Department of Education:  District Code 98
Hopkinton is one of three towns that form the Chariho regional district along with Richmond and Charlestown

    RIDE Rating
Ashaway Elementary School
Gr. K-4
12A Hillside Avenue, Ashaway ★★★★★
Hope Valley Elementary School
Gr. PK-4
15 Thelma Drive, Hope Valley ★★★★★
Charlestown Elementary School
Gr. K-4
363 Carolina Back Road, Charlestown ★★★★★
Richmond Elementary School
Gr. K-4
190 Kingstown Road, Wyoming ★★★★☆
Chariho Regional Middle School
Gr. 5-8
455B Switch Road Wood River Junction ★★★☆☆
Chariho Regional High School
Gr. 9-12  |  89.8% 4-year graduation rate
453 Switch Road, Wood River Junction ★★★★☆
Chariho Alternative Learning Academy
Gr. K-12
455C Switch Road, Wood River Junction ★☆☆☆☆

 

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Pine Point School (Stonington, CT) Gr. PK-9
Meadowbrook Waldorf School (West Kingston) Gr. PK-8

BANKS

Washington Trust 1200 Main St, Wyoming
Citizens Bank at Stop & Shop 3 Stilson Rd, Richmond

MEDICAL SERVICES

Ocean State Urgent Care 77 Franklin Street, Westerly
401-596-6464
South County Health Urgent/ Walk-in Care 268 Post Road, Westerly
401-604-2500

Nearest hospital:
Westerly Hospital

25 Wells Street, Westerly
401-596-6000

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Protestant Church 6
Catholic + Episcopal Church 3
Nearest Synagogue Westerly (approx. 8 miles, 13-minute drive)
Nearest Mosque  Kingston (approx. 17 miles, 27-minute drive)

RECREATION

Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Department 

OUTDOOR SPACES 

Crandall Field Playground
Arcadia Management Area
Langworthy Field – Hope Valley

 

ARTS + OTHER PROGRAMS 

RI School of Design Continuing Education (Westerly)
The United
– Regional center for the arts and arts education

HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM

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