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.