In cases of unexpected loss of income or emergency circumstances, some organizations may provide you with rental assistance in order to maintain your housing. Most of these programs require proof on income. Always call ahead before arriving on site.
The Archdiocese of Providence: Rent, basic needs, prescription assistance, Keep the Heat On, immigration assistance, child care scholarships, VITA; 323 Rathbun Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895; (401) 762-2849
Blackstone Valley Community Action: Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP): Services include case management, financial counseling, landlord-tenant mediation, and financial assistance and emergency housing assistance. For eligible applicants, BVCAP can provide financial assistance in the form of security deposit and/or rental payments; 32 Goff Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860; (401) 723-4520
Comprehensive Community Action Program: The agency operates the DHS Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP). This program provides financial assistance to families facing eviction or foreclosure; 311 Doric Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910; (401) 467-9610
Connecting for Children and Families: Basic needs to families for any requests they may have such as food, clothing, and heating assistance; 46 Hope Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895; (401) 766-3384
Crossroads Rhode Island: Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP): Services include case management, financial counseling, landlord-tenant mediation, and financial assistance and emergency housing assistance; 160 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903; 401-521-2255
Community Care Alliance: Provides rental assistance and financial guidance; 55 Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895; (401) 235-7000
Interfaith Community Dire Emergency Fund: Assists low income residents through individual advocacy, research and community organization approaches to meeting basic human needs. Provides emergency fuel and energy assistance during winter months (November – April). Rental and prescription assistance when funds are available.; 184 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903; (401)421-7833, ext. 107
McAuley House: Provides rental assistance; 622 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907; (401) 941-9013
Rhode Island Housing: Administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program, Section 8 and Subsidized Apartment Rental Assistance; 44 Washington St Providence, RI 02903; (401) 457-1197
Tri-Town Community Action: Provides temporary financial assistance, relocation and stabilization services to individuals and families who are homeless or could be homeless without this assistance. HPRP provides intensive case management, landlord/tenant counseling, housing search and placement, legal assistance and financial counseling. Financial assistance may include short-term rental assistance, rental arrearage, utilities, security deposits or moving costs; 1126 Hartford Ave Johnston, RI 02919; (401) 519-1917
Know your rights. Read more in the State’s Landlord-Tenant Handbook.