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Architect's rendering of Victory Woods developed by SWAP, Inc. Funded in part through BHRI.
Architect's rendering of Victory Woods developed by SWAP, Inc. Funded in part through BHRI.

West Greenwich at a Glance:

The town of West Greenwich is located in Kent County, Rhode Island. West Greenwich was set off from East Greenwich and incorporated by the General Assembly on April 6, 1741.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 51.3 square miles, of which 0.7 square miles is water.

West Greenwich's governmental structure is comprised of a five-member Town Council and a Town Administrator.

Housing Facts: 2013

Typical monthly housing payment* for a $259,100 house $2,073
Household income required to afford a $259,100 house $82,910
Average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment $1,154
Household income required for that rent to be affordable $46,160
Average private-sector wage for jobs in West Greenwich $64,948
Foreclosures in West Greenwich  
Actual number of foreclosures 5
Total number of mortgaged housing units 1,312
Foreclosures as a percentage of mortgaged stock 0.38%
Housing Units in West Greenwich  
Number of year-round housing units 2,334
Housing units that quality as affordable 33
Affordable housing units reserved for the elderly 0
Affordable housing units reserved for families 19
Affordable housing units reserved for persons with special needs 14
Homes funded through Building Homes Rhode Island 50
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 200