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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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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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Resident Representative Recruitment

Wanted: Resident Representatives

The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) is looking for resident representatives from each of our public housing developments and leased housing programs to serve on our Resident Advisory Board (RAB) and Board of Commissioners (BoC). What does a Representative do? Resident Representatives assist the PHA in planning and guiding the agency’s work.  They serve on the […]

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Join AmeriCorps with the PHA!

Are you passionate about affordable housing access and community empowerment? Do you want to gain skills that may lead into an exciting and challenging new career?  Would you be willing to share your time and talents with others if you could make a difference in their lives? Join the Providence Housing Authority (PHA) team as […]

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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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Basketball Court Design Contest

The Manton Heights basketball court is just a typical outdoor court right now, but this summer, changes are coming.  The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) recently announced a special design contest to help generate ideas for a more eye-catching public space. During the month of May, the PHA encourages residents to submit design ideas for the […]

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Kenya Fullen (left) and Aivley Palmieri (right) prepare to testify at the Rhode Island State House on Tuesday.

PHARI Day at the RI State House

On Tuesday, March 5th, two PHA residents spoke at the RI State House about the importance of public housing in their lives.  Members of the Public Housing Association of Rhode Island (PHARI) organized the speaking program to raise awareness around the benefits of public housing and the programming it provides. PHARI:  We are more than […]

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