Please see the following page for the most recent COVID-19 guidance for multi-family properties. We understand that the situation, and guidance, is changing frequently. We ask that you check this webpage regularly for up to date information. Visit our general COVID-19 information here. 

COVID-19 Confirmation
Report confirmed cases of COVID-19 on site to RIHousing by accessing the form below. Please report each unit separately.



RiskShare/Tax Credit/HOME/Mortgagee/UPCS Inspections and/or Monitoring

To the extent possible, staff will conduct all monitoring activities remotely. Physical inspections of the property have been deferred effective 3/19/20 through 9/30/20.

Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) Inspections

REAC inspections have resumed based on HUD heat map; RIHousing has not been notified of any upcoming inspections.

Replacement Reserve Inspections

Starting March 19, 2020, and currently as of April 6, 2021, RIHousing has temporarily suspended all replacement reserve inspections for interior repairs that have been completed. In lieu of a physical inspection, we will request that owners /managers submit photographs of improvements to the property along with copies of paid invoices when necessary.

Financial Support for Multi-Family Owners and Renters

RIHousing has established interim policy to provide financial support to RIHousing financed developments. These include relaxing replacement reserves minimum requirements, waiving distribution of surplus cash and/or executing forbearance agreements.

Click here to learn more and apply for RentReliefRI

Please click here for more information. 

Emergency Broadband Benefit

The FCC posted a new consumer FAQ on the Emergency Broadband Benefit. The FAQ provides answers to common questions on benefit eligibility, how the discount will be applied to broadband service costs, and program length. It also includes information on the enhanced Tribal benefit and the connected device benefit.

Click here to view the announcement from the National Leased Housing Association.