Rent a home

Rhode Island renters also feel the squeeze of a tight housing market. Rhode Island’s low rental vacancy rates and high housing costs mean renters are often priced out of the market or paying more than they can comfortably afford for their rental housing costs. Almost half of Rhode Island renters are considered “cost-burdened,” meaning they pay more than 30% of their gross annual income on housing costs.

Our partnerships with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, local Public Housing Authorities, landlords and property managers allow us to provide rental assistance funding and programs to tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders each year.

Expanded the reach of Rhode Island’s Centralized Wait List (CWL)


Public Housing Associations participating




of all HCVP vouchers run through the CWL


in partnership with the Public Housing Association of Rhode Island (PHARI)



in our Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program were able to build financial assets through coaching and support services. 

16 individuals graduated from the program with an average savings of $11,000 to use to meet personal and professional goals and work toward economic independence.

Launched an outreach and engagement campaign for

existing and prospective landlords

for our Housing Choice Voucher Program. 



in jeopardy of losing their rental subsidy or housing helped through the Housing Stabilization Program


an online housing locator, in partnership with a team of participants in Leadership RI’s 2019 Community Leadership Program class.

HousingSearchRI is a free, online housing locator supported by a toll-free, bilingual call center. The ADA compliant and multilingual website serves as a one-stop shop for people in need of affordable housing and related resources.


housing choice voucher holders

assisted in assessing available housing units in

100 days

through the Mainstream Voucher Family Housing Challenge, in partnership with Crossroads RI and the Providence Housing Authority.


2019 RIHousing Annual Report

We’ll Get You Home.