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Property Managers

Working together with property managers, we have helped thousands of Rhode Islanders locate a safe, healthy home and become active, successful, contributing members of their communities.

We have designed this website to help you easily access the information and resources you need. We can help you:

• List your property
• Apply for a loan for renovations or repairs of your apartments
• Access useful property manager resources
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- Rental operations and financial management
- Multi-family program manuals and bulletins
- Financial audit information
- Contract administration tools
• Stay informed with relevant program bulletins

Renting your property
As a customer or partner of Rhode Island Housing, you have access to our extensive line of consumer-friendly services and products that can help you improve or maintain your property including low-interest loans, grants and education.

We can help connect you with Rhode Islanders who are seeking a rental home through:
• Online sites for potential renters to search continually updated lists of homes to rent or buy
• Section 8 Project-based Program
• Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

HomeLocatorRI.net
Property managers are encouraged to post their home listings at www.HomeLocatorRI.net. There is no charge for this service.

Access to the site for potential renters is free and open to the general public. It is promoted through our education, advocacy and outreach efforts to help all Rhode Islanders afford a safe, healthy home. Property managers and landlords are also encouraged to promote their listing through their own marketing efforts and can link directly to it from their own website.

Section 8 Project-based Program
Rhode Island Housing manages 20,000 apartments for income-eligible individuals, families, senior citizens and people with disabilities. About 15,000 of these apartments are eligible for rental assistance from Section 8 funding. Detailed information is available by following the link above.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
In addition to managing 20,000 apartments for low-income senior citizens, families and individuals with disabilities (three-quarters of which are eligible for Section 8 rental assistance) Rhode Island Housing manages the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program in Rhode Island.

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government’s major program for helping eligible participants afford safe, healthy homes in their community. The Housing Choice Voucher program allows the individual or family to choose a home, including their present home, and use a voucher to obtain rental assistance. The landlord must agree to the terms of the program and the home must meet safety requirements.

The landlord receives a housing subsidy directly from the public housing authority (PHA) on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program.

Housing Choice Vouchers are administered locally by PHAs. The PHAs receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the voucher program.

More information about the Housing Choice Voucher Program is available on our website, or contact us at vgalarza@rihousing.com or 401-457-1157. For detailed information, you can also view the documents that are available from HUD, listed on this sections’ Resources page.

Affiliated Sites

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