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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Scituate

Scituate

Scituate is best known as the location of the state’s largest drinking-water reservoir serving more than 60 percent of Rhode Island’s residents and businesses. Given the substantial impact of the reservoir on the town’s land mass and ecology, commercial and other activity are largely limited to the northern half of the town, also known as North Scituate. The main east-west route across North Scituate is Danielson Pike, which branches off from Route 6 (Hartford Pike) and runs parallel to it through the village. Another area of some commercial activity is Route 102, which runs north-south along the town’s western border and is also known as Chopmist Hill Road. Located in the town’s southeast corner, the village of Hope borders the city of Cranston, and is the most densely populated residential area of the town.

Living in Scituate:

HCV holders are most likely to find rental opportunities in the village of Hope and along any of the main thoroughfares. There are some two-family homes in these areas, as well as modest single family homes.

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
Clayville/02815 $1,045 $1,177 $1,419 $1,760 $2,112 $2,429 $2,746
Hope/02831 $1,144 $1,287 $1,551 $1,925 $2,310 $2,657 $3,003
Scituate/02874 $932 $1,051 $1,263 $1,571 $1,885 $2,168 $2,451

 

RENTAL LIMITS

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

 

Zip Code/Place Name
Clayville/02815
0 BR $1,045
1 BR $1,177
2 BR $1,419
3 BR $1,760
4 BR $2,112
5 BR $2,429
6 BR $2,746
Hope/02831
0 BR $1,144
1 BR $1,287
2 BR $1,551
3 BR $1,925
4 BR $2,310
5 BR $2,657
6 BR $3,003
Scituate/02874
0 BR $932
1 BR $1,051
2 BR $1,263
3 BR $1,571
4 BR $1,885
5 BR $2,168
6 BR $2,451

GETTING AROUND

RIPTA: 

Route 10X / North Scituate Park-n-Ride (service to Providence)

 

Driving times by car (average):

  • Providence (15 miles)—25 minutes
  • Warwick (17 miles)—30 minutes
  • Newport (37 miles)—49 minutes

DAILY NEEDS + COMMUNITY CENTERS

Town Hall 

195 Danielson Pike 401-647-2822

Library 

North Scituate Library 606 West Greenville Rd. Hope Library 374 North Rd.

Post Office 

175 Danielson Pike, North Scituate

Police Department 

116 Main St., Hope
Recycling Center The Town of Scituate provides weekly curbside rubbish pick up and bi-weekly curbside recycling pick up.

COMMUNITY CENTERS

Nearest CAP Comprehensive Community Action 311 Doric Avenue, Cranston 401-467-9610
Nearest DHS & SNAP Providence Regional Family Center 206 Elmwood Avenue, Providence DHS: 1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347) SNAP: 401-415-8200
 YMCA Smithfield 15 Deerfield Dr, Greenville (Smithfield)

FOOD + SHOPPING

FOOD 

Brigido’s Fresh Market 25 Village Plaza Way, North Scituate
Scituate Food Market 1199 Chopmist Hill Rd. Scituate
Season’s Corner Market 34 Hartford Ave., North Scituate.
Scituate Food Pantry 1315 Chopmist Hill Rd, Scituate

PHARMACY

Walgreen’s 47 Village Plaza Way, North Scituate

SHOPPING 

Walmart 1776 Plainfield Pike, Cranston

EDUCATION

DAYCARES, PRESCHOOLS AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE 

Scituate Early Learning Center – Pre-School , Toddler, School Age
686 Hartford Pike

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

PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

District report card site 

 

RIDE Rating
Clayville Elementary School
Gr. PK-5
3 George Washington Highway ★★★★★
Hope Elementary School
Gr. K-5
391 North Road

★★★☆☆

North Scituate Elementary School
Gr. K-5
46 Institute Lane ★★★☆☆
Scituate Middle School
Gr. 6-8
 94 Trimtown Road

★★★☆☆

Scituate High School
Gr. 9-12
 94 Trimtown Road ★★★★☆

BANKS

 

Navigant Credit Union 135 Danielson Pike, Scituate

MEDICAL SERVICES

Atmed Treatment Center 1524 Atwood Avenue, Suite 122, Johnston
401-273-9400

WellOne

35 Village Plaza Way
Scituate Village Marketplace
North Scituate
(401) 647-6262
Nearest hospital:
Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy Street, Providence
(401) 444-4054
Lifespan Laboratory  35 Village Plaza Way, North Scituate (401) 764-5225

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Protestant Church 7
Catholic + Episcopal – Baptist Church 3
Jewish Synagogue Cranston (approx. 10 miles, 20-minute drive)
Muslim Mosque Providence (approx. 16 miles, 25-minute drive)

RECREATION

Scituate Parks and Recreations Department 

 

OUTDOOR SPACES 

Berkander Field
Hope Memorial Field
Gorham Field
Dean Andrews Memorial Field
Lawton Farm
Westconnaug Meadows – trail
Walking Trail on Rockland Road
Hope Pond Recreational Area
Tasca Field

ARTS AND RECREATION

RI Art Classes Provides a safe, productive and fun environment for art instruction of children, youth, and adults.
Scituate Youth Drama Offers education in the performing arts and enriches the local communities by producing multiple youth based productions a year.

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