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East Providence at a Glance:

East Providence is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island. The city has a total area of 16.6 square miles, of which 3.2 square miles is water. It was incorporated as a town in 1812, and as a city in 1958. The City of East Providence is governed by a five member elected City Council, which sets all city policies and ordinances. The day-to-day operations of the City is conducted by the City Manager, who is selected by the City Council and serves for a fixed contract.

Housing Facts: 2012

Typical monthly housing payment* for a $157,500 house $1,242
Household income required to afford a $157,500 house $49,665
Average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment $1,197
Household income required for that rent to be affordable $47,880
Average private-sector wage for jobs in East Providence $46,956
Foreclosures in East Providence  
Actual number of foreclosures 55
Total number of mortgaged housing units 8,422
Foreclosures as a percentage of mortgaged stock 0.70%
Housing Units in East Providence  
Number of year-round housing units 21,363
Housing units that quality as affordable 2,097
Affordable housing units reserved for the elderly 1,389
Affordable housing units reserved for families 592
Affordable housing units reserved for persons with special needs 116
Homes funded through Building Homes Rhode Island 6
How much housing is needed?  
Additional housing units necessary to meet the 10% threshold established by the State's Low and Moderate Income Housing Act of 2004 39