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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

The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) releases public notice of HUD waivers utilized during COVID-19 pandemic, updated as of December 2020 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 […]

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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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PHA Vendor, Partner, Visitor Policy

PHA Visitor Policy updated for vendors, partners and others who enter PHA buildings in light of COVID-19.  The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) has updated its Visitor Policy for vendors, partners, and others entering PHA buildings in light of health risks associated with COVID-19. The Policy is only one of the many ways the PHA is […]

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PHA Brings COVID-19 Testing Home

Providence Housing Brings COVID-19 Testing Home The path to that first testing site was not linear.  It was fairly early in the State’s ramp up of testing and most everyone’s focus was on hospital capacity, nursing homes and congregate care facilities, and trying to survive under the stay-at-home order.  Most everyone, that is, except the […]

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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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2nd Phase Special Operations Plan Issued

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 […]

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