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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North Smithfield

North Smithfield is a mix of rural and suburban neighborhoods clustered around its historic mill villages. It borders Massachusetts to the east and north, and the City of Woonsocket sits to the northeast, and offers many urban amenities. Route 146 is a major thoroughfare traveling north-south bisecting the town; other north-south routes that are also local arteries include Route 5 (Providence Pike) and Route 7 (Douglas Pike). The village of Slaterville, at the intersection of Route 5 and Main Street, forms the town center. There are a number commercial areas along the main roads, especially in the part of town bordering Woonsocket.

Living in North Smithfield:

The villages offer a fair number of two- and three-family homes that may offer rental opportunities. There are also some more modest homes in the villages.

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
Forestdale/02824 $880 $990 $1188 $1485 $1760 $2024 $2288
Slatersville/02876 $1067 $1199 $1441 $1793 $2134 $2454 $2774
North Smithfield/02896 $1012 $1144 $1375 $1716 $2035 $2341 $2646

RENTAL LIMITS

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

 

Zip Code/Place Name
North Smithfield/02896
0 BR $1012
BR $1144
2 BR $1375
3 BR $1716
4 BR $2035
5 BR $2341
6 BR $2646

GETTING AROUND

RIPTA: 

  • Route 54 / Lincoln/Woonsocket​ (stops at Walmart, North Smithfield)
  • Route 61X / North Smithfield/Lincoln Mall Park-n-Ride (service to Providence)
  • Route 282 / Pascoag Village/Slatersville Flex Service (service between Burrillville and North Smithfield Walmart)

 

Driving times by car (average):

  • Providence (16 miles)—23 minutes
  • Warwick (24 miles)—34 minutes
  • Newport (44 miles)—53 minutes

DAILY NEEDS + COMMUNITY CENTERS

Town Hall 

83 Greene St.
(401) 767-2200

Library 

20 Main St. 

Post Office 

42 Main St.

Police Department 

575 Smithfield Rd.

Recycling Center 

281 Quaker Highway

 

COMMUNITY CENTERS

YMCA – Woonsocket

18 Federal St.
Woonsocket

DHS & SNAP Offices
Tri-County Community Action Agency – Northern Region

800 Clinton Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
DHS: 1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347)
SNAP: 1-401-235-6200

Tri-County Community Action Agency – Northern Region
– Numerous services including medical care, child care and educational programs, energy programs.

1126 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919
401-351-2750

Connecting for Children & Families
-Children and family services for Woonsocket and nearby towns.

46 Hope St., Woonsocket
401-766-3384

FOOD + SHOPPING

FOOD 

Brigido’s Fresh Market 

900 Victory Highway

Stop & Shop 

595 Smithfield Rd.

Aldi

11 Dowling Village Blvd.

North Smithfield Residents Food Pantry at Slaterville Congregational Church

25 Greene St.

PHARMACY

CVS

120 Eddie Dowling Highway

Walgreens

900 Victory Highway

SHOPPING 

Nearest Walmart Supercenter 

7 Dowling Village Blvd.,
North Smithfield

EDUCATION

DAYCARES, PRESCHOOLS AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE 

Infant Care Programs 

Toddler Care Programs 

Preschool Programs 

After School Care Programs 

 3

3

3

2

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 Tri-County CAP)

PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

District Report Card from RI Department of Education 

 

RIDE Rating

North Smithfield Elementary School
(Grades PK-3) 

2214 Providence Pike

★★★★☆

Dr. Harry L. Halliwell Memorial School
(Grades 4-5) 

358 Victory Highway

★★★★☆

North Smithfield Middle School
(Grades 6-8) 

1850 Providence Pike

★★★★☆ 

North Smithfield High School
(Grades 9-12) 

 412 Greenville Road 

★★★★☆

 

 

BANKS

Bank of America 

900 Victory Highway

Citizens Bank at Stop & Shop

595 Smithfield Rd.

MEDICAL SERVICES

North Smithfield Urgent Care

2 Old County Rd.,
North Smithfield
401-768-3400

Park Square Urgent Care

594 Great Road, Suite 102A
North Smithfield
401-597-5353

Nearest hospital: Landmark Medical Center

115 Cass Avenue.,
Woonsocket
401-769-4100
(5 mi – 15 minute drive)

 

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Protestant Church 3
Catholic + Episcopal Church 1
Jewish Synagogue 1
(Woonsocket)
Muslim Mosque 1

RECREATION

North Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department 

OUTDOOR SPACES 

Fort Nature Refuge

Centennial Park

Pacheco Park

Pacheco Park

 

ARTS + OTHER PROGRAMS 

Riverzedge Arts (Woonsocket)

– Riverzedge Arts uses innovative applied and work-based learning strategies to teach art, design, and critical thinking to the youth of northern RI, providing our participants as well as our community with a path to economic and cultural sustainability.

196 2nd Ave, Woonsocket, RI 02895 

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