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Help us spread the word about this important rental and utility assistance program!

The success of this new program relies on both renters and landlords knowing about the program and how they can apply. We hope that you will partner with us to ensure that renters and landlords in every community are fully aware of this important opportunity.

We have developed a RentReliefRI Toolkit, a program one-pager and FAQs, which we hope that you will use in communicating about the program and sharing with your networks.

We look forward to working with you to ensure that Rhode Island renters have the tools, resources and information they need to stay stably housed.

Please be sure to check back often as we will be updating these resources as needed.

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How to be a Tenant Representative

Applications for rent and utility assistance via RentReliefRI can be submitted by tenants, landlords or “Tenant Representatives,” a trusted resource helping the tenant. Tenant Representatives are individuals who submit the application on behalf of the tenant. Anyone can be a Tenant Representative, but you must have the tenant’s permission to fill out the application on their behalf.

Click here to see how to complete an application as a Tenant Representative and download our one-pager for additional details.

About RentReliefRI

RentReliefRI is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number ERA0013 awarded to the State of Rhode Island by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Newly passed legislation in Rhode Island now makes it illegal to discriminate against a potential tenant based on their source of income. This includes discriminating against tenants because they receive a housing choice voucher. This discrimination may include advertisements that say “No Section 8 allowed” or telling a potential tenant a unit is no longer available after learning they have a voucher. To learn more, please click here.