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Long-term affordable rental housing developed by House of Hope CDC. Funded in part through BHRI.

West Warwick at a Glance:

The town of West Warwick is located in Kent County, Rhode Island. West Warwick was incorporated in 1913, making it the youngest town in the state. Prior to 1913, the town, situated on the western bank of the Pawtuxet River, was the population and industrial center of the larger town of Warwick. According to the United States Census Bureau, West Warwick has a total area of 8.1 square miles, of which 0.2 square miles is water.

West Warwick has a council-manager form of government. There are five town councilors, one for each of the town's wards. Each is elected to a two-year term.

Housing Facts: 2013

Typical monthly housing payment* for a $153,500 house $1,288
Household income required to afford a $153,500 house $51,511
Average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment $1,080
Household income required for that rent to be affordable $43,200
Average private-sector wage for jobs in West Warwick $42,692
Foreclosures in West Warwick  
Actual number of foreclosures 78
Total number of mortgaged housing units 5,289
Foreclosures as a percentage of mortgaged stock 1.47%
Housing Units in West Warwick  
Number of year-round housing units 13,813
Housing units that quality as affordable 1,129
Affordable housing units reserved for the elderly 714
Affordable housing units reserved for families 295
Affordable housing units reserved for persons with special needs 120
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 252