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Long-term affordable home developed by NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley. Funded in part through BHRI.
Long-term affordable home developed by NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley.
Long-term affordable home developed by NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley.
Long-term affordable home developed by NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley.
Long-term affordable home developed by NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley.

Woonsocket at a Glance:

The city of Woonsocket is located in Providence County, Rhode Island. The population was 43,224 at the 2000 census, making it the sixth largest city in the state. Woonsocket lies directly south of the Massachusetts border. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.0 square miles, of which 0.2 square miles is water. Woonsocket is drained by the Blackstone River.

Woonsocket's governmental structure is composed of a seven-member City Council and a Mayor.

Housing Facts: 2013

Typical monthly housing payment* for a $125,000 house $1,160
Household income required to afford a $125,000 house $46,395
Average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment $955
Household income required for that rent to be affordable $38,200
Average private-sector wage for jobs in Woonsocket $58,812
Foreclosures in Woonsocket  
Actual number of foreclosures 110
Total number of mortgaged housing units 5,102
Foreclosures as a percentage of mortgaged stock 2.16%
Housing Units in Woonsocket  
Number of year-round housing units 19,168
Housing units that quality as affordable 3,045
Affordable housing units reserved for the elderly 1,276
Affordable housing units reserved for families 1,612
Affordable housing units reserved for persons with special needs 157
Homes funded through Building Homes Rhode Island 31
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 0