Landlords

Thousands of property owners in Rhode Island are Housing Choice Voucher Program landlords. We work closely with Public Housing Authorities to develop and maintain a program that not only provides needed housing for thousands of families, but offers financial rewards for property owners, including direct deposit and rents that are guaranteed.

Landlords

Thousands of property owners in Rhode Island are Housing Choice Voucher Program landlords. We work closely with Public Housing Authorities to develop and maintain a program that not only provides needed housing for thousands of families, but offers financial rewards for property owners, including direct deposit and rents that are guaranteed.

What is a SMART landlord?

  • Support – Landlords support the community by offering housing to HCVP residents who are facing difficulties locating affordable housing.
  • Marketing – Landlords can save on marketing costs by advertising for free in HousingSearchRI.org.
  • Assistance – A dedicated staff member is available to assist you with questions and/or concerns.
  • Rent – Landlords receive timely rent payments with help from the organization placing the tenant.
  • Tenant – Reduce vacancies by offering available units to HCVP participants.

What is the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP)?

  • Federally funded program administered by RIHousing
  • Provides housing assistance to eligible families
  • Enables families to obtain safe, healthy homes
  • Subsidy provided for a portion of each tenant’s monthly rent
  • The landlord is paid directly and promptly

LEADSAFE HOMES PROGRAM

Was your home built before 1978?

If so, you may have lead paint in your home. Our LeadSafe Homes program offers forgivable loans to help reduce the hazards of lead in the home.

HousingSearchRI

Landlords can market their property in this free online housing locator created to help tenants find housing and landlords fill vacancies.

LEADSAFE HOMES PROGRAM

Was your home built before 1978?

If so, you may have lead paint in your home. Our LeadSafe Homes program offers forgivable loans to help reduce the hazards of lead in the home.

HousingSearchRI

Landlords can market their property in this free online housing locator created to help tenants find housing and landlords fill vacancies.

LANDLORD MITIGATION: Protecting the Owners’ Assets

RIHousing offers a Landlord Mitigation program that offers owners limited financial assistance in the event that a tenant causes damage to the apartment in excess of normal wear and tear, non-payment of rent should the tenant abandon the property with a balance of unpaid rent, and vacancy payment for up to three (3) months if the tenant leaves without proper notification and the landlord is unable to rent the apartment. Landlords must notify RIHousing staff when issues first arise to prevent and/or mitigate damages. Coverage is limited to $2,000 and extends for the first two (2) years of tenancy, or until funds are depleted, starting on the move-in date. Landlords must submit damage claims to RIHousing to the attention of Knijia Sailsman, Housing Stabilization Coordinator at ksailsman@rihousing.com.

If you have any questions, contact:

Knijia Sailsman
401-277-1562
ksailsman@rihousing.com