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Section 8 COVID Update

COVID Update for Section 8 A special COVID update for Section 8 participants and landlords. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed on March 27, 2020, provides certain tenant protections and limitations on landlords and property owners. PHA Section 8 Participants The CARES Act prohibits evictions for tenants with Section 8 […]

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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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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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Opening of the Project Based Waiting List

A public notice alerting the public to the availability of the project based program waiting list for developments throughout the City of Providence. The Opening of the Providence Housing Authority Project Based Program Waiting List The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) is pleased to announce the opening of its Project Based waiting list. This list is […]

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Community Conversations – Landlord Series

The Providence Housing Authority and a myriad of partners will host a series of community conversations with landlords in Providence during the month of October. Conversations will focus on breaking down barriers to maintaining and leasing units.  On hand will be a host of special guests (Mayor Jorge Elorza, Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune, and representatives from […]

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38 in 100 Family Housing Challenge

RI’s 38 in 100 Family Housing Challenge is designed to provide a targeted solution for 38 families experiencing homelessness by connecting them to rental assistance vouchers and supportive services and then matching them to available units within the next 100 days. What is the 38 in 100 Family Housing Challenge? The Providence Housing Authority (PHA), […]

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Wait List Opening

PHA Wait List Online

The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV or “Section 8”) opened its wait list through the Centralized Wait List portal beginning on June 6th, 2019. The application will remain open until further notice. Central Wait List Portal Online If you have an existing application with the PHA’s program already, your application was automatically […]

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