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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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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) […]

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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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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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