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Project Based Voucher RFP issued June 1 – Responses due July 16

The Providence Housing Authority has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to seek proposals from partners, owners, and/or developers interested in applying for up to 50 Project Based Vouchers (PBV) to be used in existing housing or new construction/substantial rehabilitation of multi-family affordable housing rental project(s) in the city of Providence that serve very low-income […]

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Phase 4 of Special Operations Plan

“The pandemic has created an opportunity for our agency to engage the community and develop operations that effectively intersect public housing with public health” says Melissa Sanzaro, Providence Housing Authority Executive Director, whose passion for the health and well-being of those she serves is contagious. She continues – as she speaks of the PHA’s Phase […]

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COVID-19 Waivers Updated December 21, 2021

The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) releases public notice of HUD waivers utilized during COVID-19 pandemic, updated as of  December 31, 2021. Note that most waivers below other than HCV-3 relating to term of vouchers expire on 12/31/21 or have already expired. HUD-Issued COVID-19 Waivers The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued […]

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Holiday Safety During COVID

The fall and winter holidays bring fun, food, friends, and family. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic brings unique challenges this holiday season.  Staying home and avoiding contact with people you don’t live with is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. We know that can be hard. Friday, the Governor will share more […]

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Administrative Plan Changes

The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) updated its Section 8 Administrative Plan as of September 30, 2020. What changed in the Administrative Plan? Updates were made administratively under a HUD CARES Act waiver for use during the COVID-19 emergency for the remainder of the year. Changes are in Sections 1 and 6.  More specifically, the changes […]

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Landlord Outreach Initiative Launched

PHA Launches Comprehensive Landlord Outreach Initiative PHA issues call to landlords for feedback, encourages landlords to access state program for pandemic assistance The Providence Housing Authority is increasing its landlord outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic, to address issues specific to the pandemic as well as get landlord feedback on how to strengthen our Housing Choice […]

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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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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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