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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Little Compton

Little Compton

Little Compton sits at the most eastern edge of Rhode Island, connected to Westport, Massachusetts. It is south of Tiverton, which connects to the mainland via Fall River, MA. It is accessible to Aquidneck Island via Route 24 in Tiverton. Outside of New Shoreham (Block Island) Little Compton is Rhode Island’s smallest town. Route 77 (West Main Rd.) is the main north-south route, which connects to Tiverton. Most town commerce and services are in the town center, east of West Main Road, at the intersection of Meetinghouse Lane and South of Commons Road.

Living in Little Compton:

Given the very few two-family homes in the town, HCV holders may find modest single-family homes as their best option for renting.

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
Little Compton/02837 $1,199 $1,353 $1,628 $2,024 $2,431 $2,796 $3,160

 

RENTAL LIMITS

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

Zip Code/Place Name
Little Compton/02837
0 BR $1,199
1 BR $1,353
2 BR $1,628
3 BR $2,024
4 BR $2,431
5 BR $2,796
6 BR $3,160

 

GETTING AROUND

RIPTA: 

None.

Nearest stop is Fish Road in Tiverton for the Route 61X Tiverton/East Bay Park-n-Ride with service to Providence. (Approx. 12 miles, 20-minute drive.)

 

Driving times by car (average):

  • Providence (35 miles)—44 minutes
  • Warwick (44 miles)—57 minutes
  • Newport (25 miles)—47 minutes

DAILY NEEDS + COMMUNITY CENTERS

 

Town Hall

40 Commons
401-365-4400

Library

Brownell Library
40 Commons

Post Office</p<

4S of Commons Road

Police Department

60 Simmons Road
Recycling Center 122 Amy Hart Path


COMMUNITY CENTERS

Social Services at Town Hall: Susan Sisson 6 West Street
(401) 423-9804
Eastbay Community Action – Lower Bay Region 41 Conanicus Ave.
(401) 423-7261
Community Center 19 Broadway, Newport
Number of programs for all ages, including after school club, teens, summer camp; seniors programs; and theatre. 401- 847-7821

Nearest DHS Office:

Newport Regional Family Center

31 John Clarke Road, Middletown

1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347)

Nearest SNAP Office:

Newport Regional Family Center

272 Valley Road, Ste 1

SNAP: 401-851-2100

Nearest YMCA:
Fall River YMCA
199 N. Main St., Fall River, MA

FOOD + SHOPPING

FOOD

Wilbur General Store 50 Commons
Food Distribution Center – Little Compton Assistance Association 115 E Main Rd.

 

SHOPPING

Nearest Walmart Supercenter

638 Quequechan St, Fall River, MA
(Approx. 16 miles, 26-minute drive)

EDUCATION

 

DAYCARES, PRESCHOOLS AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Infant Care Programs

Toddler Care Programs

Preschool Programs

After School Care Programs

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No BrightStars link for Little Compton. See nearby Tiverton for additional programs.

Headstart Program: East Bay CAP programs located in Tiverton (approx. 10 miles, 18-minute drive).

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

District report card site 

    RIDE Rating
Wilbur & McMahon Schools
Gr. PK-8
28 Commons ★★★☆☆
Portsmouth High School*
Gr. 9-12
120 Education Ln., Portsmouth ★★★★☆

*Little Compton students attend Portsmouth High School for grades 9-12

BANKS

BayCoast Bank 2 Meetinghouse Lane

MEDICAL SERVICES

Lifespan Urgent Care 1360 West Main Road, Middletown
401-606-3110
Ocean State Urgent Care 67 Valley Road, Middletown
401-847-4950
Southcoast Health Middletown Urgent Care 670 Aquidneck Ave #7, Middletown
401-847-0519
Nearest Hospital:
Newport Hospital
20 Powel Ave., Newport
401-846-6400

 

Southcoast Health Urgent Care 450 William S Canning Blvd #2, Fall River, MA
508-973-0250
Nearest Hospital:
St. Anne’s Hospital
795 Middle St., Fall River, MA
508-674-5600

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Protestant Church 1
Catholic + Episcopal Church 2
Jewish Synagogue Bristol (approx. 17 miles, 29-minute drive)
Muslim Mosque Fall River, MA (approx. 17 miles, 26-minute drive)

RECREATION

Little Compton Parks and Recreation Department

 

OUTDOOR SPACES

South Shore Beach
Town of Little Compton Beach
Tappens Beach
Briggs Point
Wilbour Woods
Dundery Brook Trail
P.T. Marvell Preserve
Simmons Mill Management Area

 

 

ARTS + OTHER PROGRAMS

Little Compton Community Center Number of programs throughout the year for all ages.

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