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2016 HousingWorks Housing Needs Report
Statement of Fair Housing Policy
To assure consistency across all programs and initiatives, the Office of Housing and Community Development and Rhode Island Housing developed the attached Statement of Fair Housing Policy. This policy must be followed when financial assistance is provided by the State of Rhode Island or Rhode Island Housing, as well as for homes to be considered affordable under the terms of the Rhode Island Low and Moderate Income Housing Act RIGL 45-53.
You can find a comprehensive tool kit that explains fair housing laws and provides guidance on how to affirmatively market affordable homes at www.FairHousingRI.org.
The picture of affordable housing has changed dramatically over the past decade. A successful development now incorporates comfortable, attractive homes with easy access to green space, retail, services and transportation... a mix that promotes successful neighborhood revitalization and a sense of community.
Now, as you work to develop and implement strategies to create more homes that Rhode Islanders can afford and to meet the needs of residents in your community, Rhode Island Housing can help. We not only have the knowledge and resources to support your plans but we are also committed to developing creative strategies to meet your specific needs.
Rhode Island Housing provides a wide array of safe, consumer-friendly products and services for residents in your community. We provide low-interest loans, grants, education, advocacy and consumer counseling to help Rhode Islanders rent, buy and retain their homes. We also offer special programs to ensure that these homes are safe and healthy. From our rental assistance and safe, affordable mortgages, to our partnerships with developers, Rhode Island Housing is the state’s leading resource for housing needs.
At Rhode Island Housing, our belief is that a home encompasses much more than four walls and a roof. A good home provides the foundation upon which families can thrive, children can learn and grow, and communities can prosper.
This website is designed to help you easily find all the information you need to help residents and constituents connect with services and programs to help them find a safe and healthy home to rent or buy that they can afford to keep as long as they want.
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To help you understand the complex and ever-changing issue of housing, we have compiled the latest housing data, research and reports in Rhode Island for your convenience.