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HOME Handbook
The HOME Handbook is the guide to submitting a request for HOME financing for the new construction, acquisition or restoration of houses and apartments in Rhode Island to help ensure that all Rhode Islanders can afford a safe, healthy home. Rental proposals must serve households earning no more than 60 percent of area median family income. Homeownership proposals can serve households earning up to 80 percent of area median income. Resale, income and rent restrictions apply for a minimum of 30 years.

Application and Forms 

Request for Proposals - 2014 HOME funds

HOME-NOP Application
Application Spreadsheets (XLS)
HUD Affirmative Marketing Form - Single-Family (PDF)
HUD Affirmative Marketing Form - Multi-Family (PDF)

Informational Documents
Rent Limits (PDF)
Income Limits (PDF)
HUD Utility Allowances (PDF)   
Lead Policy (PDF)
HOME Regulations (Extrenal Link)
Neighborhood Opportunities Program (NOP) income limits

Relocation Resources
Relocation Information (PDF)
Uniform Relocation Act Summary (PDF)
Voluntary Acquisition Notice (PDF)
General Information Notice (PDF)

For more information, contact us at 401-457-1134 or email us at pcoleman@rhodeislandhousing.org.

Developers Handbook
The Developers Handbook is the guide to submitting a request for financing the construction, acquisition or restoration of apartments to help ensure that all Rhode Islanders can afford a safe, healthy home. Priority will be given to proposals that revitalize neighborhoods with aging housing stock, serve families or build apartments in areas where affordable rental homes are hard to find. Proposals must serve households earning no more than 60 percent of area median family income.

To view the Developers Handbook, see the links below. You may save or download the first ten sections of the handbook as PDFs. Section 11 is an Excel file with multiple tabs. For more information, contact us at 401-457-1234 or development@rhodeislandhousing.org.

Introduction (PDF)
Section 1: Resources (PDF)
Section 2: Funding Process (PDF)
Section 3: Guidelines for Development (PDF)
Section 4: Preservation Program (PDF)
Section 5: Assisted Living (PDF)
Section 6: Applications (PDF)
Section 7: 2014 Qualified Allocation Plan (PDF)
Section 8: Low Income Housing Tax Credit Compliance Manual (PDF)
Section 9: Program Bulletins (PDF)
Section 10: Statistical Data and Forms (PDF)
Section 11: Proforma (PDF)
-Proforma (XLS)

If you have any questions or suggestions, contact us at development@rhodeislandhousing.org or at 401-457-1234.

Links
Current requests for proposals
GrowSmart RI
KeepSpace
Neighborhood Revitalization Program
Housing market in RI
General housing information
Housing Resources Commission
Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)
Corporation for Supportive Housing
HUD Newsroom (Homes & Communities)
Targeted Assistance Funds
Letter of Eligibility application

Affiliated Sites

Rhode Island Housing Help Center KeepSpace Rhode Island Housing Online Homebuyer Education HomeLocatorRI.net HousingWorksRI Fair Housing Rhode Island