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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Richmond

Not unlike its neighbor Hopkinton, Richmond is another town of South (or Washington) County where there are a number villages. It borders four other South County towns: Exeter, to its northeast corner; South Kingstown, to its southwest corner; Charlestown, to the south; and Hopkinton, to its west. It shares a school district with Charlestown and Hopkinton, known as Chariho. Route 138 is the town’s main east-west road, also known as Main St./Kingstown Road. The village of Wyoming is the primary village and center of commercial activity, and sits at the western end of Route 138, bordering Hopkinton. Wyoming is also Exit 3 off I-95. The other four villages associated with Richmond are in the south.  Wood River Junction also borders Hopkinton, while Carolina, Kenyon, and Shannock border Charlestown. Despite their rural nature, there is commercial activity and some services located within these villages.

Living in Richmond:

There are 5 village zip codes for HCV holders to choose from. Each village offers proximity to different stores and access points to other places. Most two-family structures are 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
Carolina/02812 $1,221 $1,364 $1,650 $2,057 $2,464 $2,834 $3,203
Kenyon/02836 $1,320 $1,496 $1,793 $2,233 $2,673 $3,075 $3,475
Shannock/02875 $1,243 $1,397 $1,683 $2,090 $2,508 $2,884 $3,260
Wood River Junction/02894 $1,177 $1,254 $1,551 $2,035 $2,365 $2,720 $3,075
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: 

  Zip Code/Place Name
  Carolina/02812
0 BR $1,221
1 BR $1,364
2 BR $1,650
3 BR $2,057
4 BR $2,464
5 BR $2,834
6 BR $3,203
  Kenyon/02836
0 BR $1,320
1 BR $1,496
2 BR $1,793
3 BR $2,233
4 BR $2,673
5 BR $3,075
6 BR $3,475
  Shannock/02875
0 BR $1,243
1 BR $1,397
2 BR $1,683
3 BR $2,090
4 BR $2,508
5 BR $2,884
6 BR $3,260
  Wood River Junction/02894
0 BR $1,177
1 BR $1,254
2 BR $1,551
3 BR $2,035
4 BR $2,365
5 BR $2,720
6 BR $3,075
  Wyoming/02898
0 BR $1,023
1 BR $1,144
2 BR $1,386
3 BR $1,727
4 BR $2,068
5 BR $2,378
6 BR $2,688

 

GETTING AROUND

RIPTA: 

  • Route 95X / Westerly Park-n-Ride (park at Wyoming for service to Providence)
  • Route 301 / Westerly-Hope Valley Rural Ride (stops at Stilson Rd./Stop & Shop)

 

Driving times by car (average):

  • Providence (33 miles)—37 minutes
  • Warwick (26 miles)—34 minutes
  • Newport (25 miles)—40 minutes

DAILY NEEDS + COMMUNITY CENTERS

Town Hall

5 Richmond Townhouse Rd., Wyoming
(401) 539-9000

Library

Clark Memorial Library
7 Pinehurst Dr, Carolina

Post Office

1190 Main St., Wyoming

Police Department

1168 Main St., Wyoming

Recycling Center

51 Buttonwoods Rd.

COMMUNITY CENTERS

Community/Senior Center
Meals on Wheels program available.

1168 Main St., Wyoming
401-491-9404

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

1935 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, RI 02879
401-789-3016

YMCA – Arcadia

1190 Main St., Wyoming

DHS & SNAP Offices
South County Regional Family Center (Stedman Center)

4808 Tower Hill Rd.
Wakefield, RI 02879
DHS:1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347)
SNAP: 1-401-782-4300

Additional Community Resources >

FOOD + SHOPPING

FOOD 

Stop & Shop

3 Stilson Rd.

Richmond Farms Fresh Market

5 Kingstown Rd.

Pepper Junction

320 Kingstown Rd.

Ocean State Job Lot

12 Stilson Rd.

New Hope Chapel Food Pantry

80 Richmond Townhouse Rd.,
Carolina

SHOPPING

Nearest Walmart Supercenter

1031 Ten Rod Rd
North Kingstown
Approx. 15 miles, 24-minute drive.

Dollar General 1209 Main St, Wyoming

PHARMACY

>CVS 1187 Main St, Wyoming,
Walgreens 21 Kingstown Rd

EDUCATION

DAYCARES, PRESCHOOLS AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE 

Infant Care Programs 

Toddler Care Programs 

Preschool Programs 

After School Care Programs 

1

1

1

3

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

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)

455 Switch Road Wood River Junction

★★★★☆

Chariho Alternative Learning Academy
(Gr. 7-12)

455C Switch Road Wood River Junction

★☆☆☆☆

 

BANKS

Westerly Community Credit Union

64 Kingstown Rd., Wyoming

Citizens Bank at Stop & Shop

3 Stilson Rd.

Washington Trust

1200 Main St., Wyoming

MEDICAL SERVICES

Wood River Health Services  823 Main St, Hope Valley
(401) 539-2461

North Kingstown Medical Walk-in

7260 Post Road,South Kingstown
401-294-8200
(18 mi – 30 minute drive)

Wickford Junction Medical Walk-in

1051 Ten Rod Road, South Kingstown
401-294-8200
(14 mi – 23 minute drive)

South County Hospital

100 Kenyon Ave. South Kingstown (Wakefield)
(13 mi – 25 minute drive)

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Protestant Church 2
Catholic + Episcopal Church 1
Nearest Jewish Synagogue  Westerly (approx. 17 miles, 23-minute drive)
Nearest Muslim Mosque South Kingstown (approx. 10 miles, 17-minute drive)

RECREATION

Richmond Parks and Recreation Department 

OUTDOOR SPACES

Carolina Management Area

Crawley Preserve

Beaver River Park

 

ARTS + OTHER PROGRAMS 

See other listings in Exeter, North & South Kingstown, and West Greenwich.

 

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