Property Managers & Owners

RIHousing provides oversight of the physical and financial condition of the more than 20,000 affordable rental units. RIHousing monitors properties to ensure they comply with federal and state requirements and to ensure their long-term affordability.

Property Managers & Owners

RIHousing provides oversight of the physical and financial condition of the more than 20,000 affordable rental units funded under the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and RIHousing programs. Staff monitor properties to ensure they comply with federal and state requirements and to ensure their long-term affordability.

Why rent to voucher holders?

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. 

Landlord Resources

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.

WEB TENANT COMPLIANCE

All developments that receive Low-Income Housing Tax Credits or HOME program funds must report tenant data in the Web Tenant Compliance portal.

COMPLIANCE

Own or manage properties financed with housing tax credits, HOME funds or other RIHousing funding sources.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

We take the responsibility of ensuring the ongoing, long-term viability of RIHousing funded projects very seriously. 

Property Listings

RIHousing funded developments are required to list available rental properties on HousingSearchRI.org. Property owners and managers can post their listings at any time, which means the list is constantly growing and always current. There is no charge for this service.

Section 8 Contract Administration

The Project-Based Section 8 program is one of the largest housing resources for low-income individuals and families in Rhode Island. RIHousing serves as the Contract Administrator on behalf of HUD for Project-Based Section 8 in Rhode Island. Under the program, a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract is entered between HUD and the project’s owner for a specific period of time. Eligible tenants generally pay 30% of adjusted income toward rent and HUD provides the HAP subsidy for the remaining portion of the rent to the owner.