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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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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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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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Board of Commissioners Meeting April 30, 2020

On Thurday, April 30, 2020 at 5:30 PM, the Providence Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners will be hold a special meeting via Zoom and conference call. Pursuant to RI Executive Order 20-05 signed by Governor Gina Raimondo and guidance provided by legal counsel, the Providence Housing Authority (PHA) will conduct this meeting using telephone and […]

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Strategic Plan 2020-2025

In this Strategic Plan, we are making a statement about who we are as PHA and laying out the path to create engaged and empowered communities of choice. The Providence Housing Authority engaged in an extensive process over the past year to develop this Strategic Plan (the Plan). The three central goals of the process […]

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Board of Commissioners Special Meeting 4/1/2020

A special meeting of Providence Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners will be held via conference call on Wednesday, April 1st at 5:30 PM. Pursuant to RI Executive Order 20-05 signed by Governor Gina Raimondo and guidance provided by legal counsel, the Providence Housing Authority (PHA) will conduct this meeting using telephone and online communications due […]

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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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