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About PHA

Founded in 1939, the Providence Housing Authority (PHA) provides and develops quality and safe affordable housing opportunities and services to address the needs of Rhode Island residents. We are committed to the core values of excellence, accountability, innovation, respect, and equity in all that we do.

Today, the PHA provides affordable housing to more than 12,000 residents in the City of Providence.  We  administer 2,601 public housing units that are home to about 5,613 residents – making us one of the largest landlords in the State. Units are designated as elderly/disabled, family, and scattered sites developments. We also oversee the administration of almost 2,800 Section 8 vouchers that allow low-income families to rent in the private market and host a variety of support programs to help our residents and participants meet their wellness, financial, and employment goals no matter what their age or ability. In addition to in-house services, the PHA provides a wide-array of referrals to partners across the state.

The PHA is a quasi-governmental organization, governed by a Board of Commissioners and an Executive Director appointed by the Mayor.

The Administrative Office are located at 100 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903.

Winter Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Closed All Major Holidays

Main Line Phone Number: 401-751- 6400

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