Public Housing for Elderly & Families

Funded by the federal government, through the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD),  public housing was established to provide safe, decent, affordable housing. Westerly Housing Authority provides three developments of public housing for the elderly,  and families who meet the income limit guidelines set forth by HUD.

NOTICE

Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus and on recommendation from the Governor’s Office, the RI Department of Health and the CDC, the offices of Westerly Housing Authority are open for telephone calls or email only.  All face-to-face meetings have been cancelled and/or eliminated until further notice. 

Staff remains available to answer questions as follows:

If you have any after-hours maintenance emergency, please call (401) 596-4918. 

If you have a medical emergency,  please contact your primary care physician or call 911. 

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Chestnut Court

55 – 1 Bedroom Units, 5 – 2 Bedroom Units; Elderly & Disabled 

HUD – Public Housing 

Chestnut Court was constructed in 1984 and is located on 60 acres consisting of units in residential structures. 24 Units are located on the second floor.

  • Unit consists of pantry, dining/living room, bedroom, and bathroom
  • Kitchens equipped with stove and refrigerator
  • On-site Management Office
  • Health & Social Services
  • Property served by public transportation
  • Tenants’ Association
  • 24-hour emergency maintenance
  • Cable/Internet ready
  • Surveillance cameras
  • Heat and electric (limited) included
  • On-site Community Hall with laundry facility
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Park View Apartments

60 – 1 Bedroom Units; Elderly & Disabled 

HUD – Public Housing 

Park View was constructed in 1970, consisting of 15 buildings. There are 30 units located on the second floor.

  • Unit consists of pantry, dining/living room, bedroom, and bathroom
  • Kitchens equipped with stove and refrigerator
  • Health & Social Services
  • On-site Community Hall with laundry facility
  • Tenants’ Association
  • 24-hour emergency maintenance
  • Cable/Internet ready
  • Surveillance cameras
  • Heat and electric (limited) included
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Family Scattered Sites

Bedroom Units; Elderly and Disabled

HUD – Public Housing 

Family housing is located in various areas of Westerly, consisting of 13 units.

  • Units consist of pantry, dining/living room, bedroom, and bathroom
  • Kitchens equipped with stove and refrigerator
  • 24-hour emergency maintenance

Call or stop by our office to receive an application.  Applications may be returned by mail or in-person. To be accepted to the waiting list your applications must be complete. You can request an application for this program by phone or stop by the WHA Main office. You can also call the Public Housing Manager Nicole Dickens at (401) 637-7442.

For 24-hour maintenance emergencies, residents can call (401) 596-4918.