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COVID-19 Waivers Being Used By PHA

The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) releases public notice of HUD waivers utilized during COVID-19 pandemic. HUD-Issued COVID-19 Waivers The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued a series of waivers which PHAs may utilize to adopt public housing and housing choice voucher (section 8) program operations to the COVID-19 emergency. The most […]

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2nd Phase Special Operations Plan Issued

Providence Housing urges ongoing and increased resident and community vigilance to protect vulnerable residents as it releases the 2nd phase of its Emergency Operations Plan with ongoing efforts to keep public housing communities safe.   A Statement on 2nd Phase of Operation Plan by PHA Director Melissa Sanzaro “As we complete our seventh week of emergency […]

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Emergency Food Boxes for Public Housing Authority Seniors

“When this crisis first began, it was immediately clear that our residents would need food and emergency supplies. Our seniors and disabled high-rise residents became our first priority as we knew that the best way to keep them safe was to help them to shelter in place.” ~ Melissa Sanzaro, Executive Director Providence Housing Authority […]

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Special Operations Plan Issued for PHA, Asking Tenants and Guests to Suspend High Rise Visits

Providence Housing Issuing Special Operations Plan in light of COVID-19 Pandemic, Asking Tenants and Guests to Suspend High Rise Visits for Safety of Residents A Statement from Providence Housing Authority Director Melissa Sanzaro “Amid growing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Providence Housing Authority (PHA) is taking the necessary precautions to maintain the health and […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates from the PHA

The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) is taking action to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We want to do everything we can to protect our residents, PHA staff, and others in our community. We are closely following the recommendations of public health agencies like the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and […]

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Noncompete Signing 10.31.19

Governor Signs Non-compete Bill at Chad Brown

Non-compete clauses in employment contracts with low-wage workers impacts upward mobility and their ability to negotiate for higher wages or improved working conditions.  That is why, on October 31, 2019, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimundo signed the Rhode Island Noncompetition Agreement Act (H6019/S0698) at Chad Brown’s Tavares Center. The Center is a polling place and […]

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