“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

“Everything is different,” says Melissa Sanzaro, Providence Housing Authority Executive Director, who has a special passion for the intersection of health and housing. She reiterates, “We are tiptoeing back as safely as we can, but things will not and cannot be the same. This pandemic has forever changed how we see our role in the

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

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