Providence County rental assistance.

Find help with paying rent and other housing expenses, such as security deposits, in Providence County Rhode Island. Charities, churches, and government assistance is available to tenants. A number of low income housing, eviction prevention and rental assistance programs operate in the state.

Many non-profit organizations, agencies, charities, and government resources can be applied to for rent help. Get information on homeless prevention and rapid rehousing, eviction prevention, and emergency financial assistance. A number of funding and grant programs are being offered to families, renters, and individuals in Providence. The number one goal of each organization is to prevent homelessness, and help people stay in their homes or apartments through providing emergency rental assistance.

Opus Dei – Limited amounts of financial assistance may be offered. 224 Bowen Street, Providence, RI 02906, Phone (401) 272- 7834

Providence Rhode Island Department of Administration, Division of Planning, Office of Housing and Community Development offers the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. This housing/rent program was created from Obama stimulus funding. Apply for grants for security deposits, rent payments up to 18 months, and access long term programs too, such as self-sufficiency. Phone number (401) 422-5766.

McAuley Village Child Care Center – This center runs a transitional rental assistance program as well as shelter that are located in the Elmwood section of Providence. The program was originally created to assist low income single parent families in their efforts to become economically independent over long term, and access housing over short term. 325 Niagara Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02907, telephone (401) 467-3630.





Interfaith Community Dire Emergency Fund – Rental assistance may be offered when funding allows. However a host of help for other expenses can be applied for too. 184 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903. Phone number (401) 453-6135. Or find information on housing and rent help from Interfaith in Providence.

Rhode Island Housing – Runs the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Federal Government Section 8 Subsidized Apartment Rental Assistance. Get information on low cost homes and apartments for rent. The non-profit can also refer people to shelter, as well as rental assistance. 401 457-1234

South Providence Neighborhood Ministries – Household goods, furniture, and other items offered. Some rental and housing assistance be applied for. They are also a great place for referrals to local charities and non-profits, as well as Rhode Island and federal government assistance programs. 747 Broad Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02907, phone number (401) 461-7509.





Providence Community Action Program (PROCAP) – They partner with community centers and social service programs in Rhode Island as well as Providence. The financial help given for paying rent, including loans, is limited. The focus is on low income families with children, including single parents and individuals. Access shelter and rental programs, or learn about grants for security deposits and other housing costs. 518 Hartford Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island 02909.

Project Outreach at The Open Table of Christ Methodist Church – Limited funds and grants for rent. Address 1520 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02905, call (401) 884-9126.

Salvation Army, Providence Corps - Housing services in the county range from shelter to referrals to transitional housing. Case managers may have referrals to agencies that seniors can contact for emergency rent help. Address is 386 Broad Street, dial (401) 831-1119.

Additional Providence ways to get help paying rent

Case mangers can direct low income families to Rapid Rehousing  as well as Homeless Prevention.
Phone number - 401-726-2422
Cities covered - Pawtucket, Providence, Cranston, Lincoln, Central Falls

Blackstone Valley CAP
Homelessness Prevention and assistance for those at risk of eviction.
Telephone number - (401) 723-4520
The agency supports Pawtucket and Central Falls.

Comprehensive CAP
Homelessness Prevention (At risk)
Call - (401)467-9610
Cranston, Coventry, Foster, Scituate

East Bay CAP
People at risk of eviction can be help from Homelessness Prevention.
(401) 437-1000 ext 129
The community action agency offers help to stop evictions, emergency funds for rent, and support in East Providence, Barrington, Warren, and Bristol.





Family Resources CAP
(401) 766-0900
Community action can refer tenants to loans from Woonsocket agencies. This is a form or eviction or Homelessness Prevention for tenants with a pay or quit notice.

Providence Housing Authority
Main office is 100 Broad St.
Providence, RI 02903
Phone - (401) 751-6400
The main office in central Providence. There are also locations in other parts of town. Applications to HUD section 8 housing choice vouchers for helping with rent. They also help seniors and the disabled access affordable housing, offer home buying programs, grants, and other rental or housing resources.

Family Service RI
The resources run is Rapid Rehousing and Homelessness Prevention.
Telephone - (401)331-1350
Low income and senior citizens in Providence can call upon this organization.

Federal government grant programs, such as ESG, help low income tenants and those facing eviction. The non-profits that offer the services may help with rental arrears, provide free motel vouchers to the homeless, pay utility costs that may lead to homelessness, and lease application fees. So many housing expenses, in addition to rent, may be paid. More on Providence County eviction and rehousing assistance.

Lucy's Hearth
Emergency rent help offered as part of Homelessness Prevention (which is for tenants at risk of eviction) & Rapid Rehousing (currently homeless residents). There may be funds to pay for moving costs, back rent, utility connection fee, a security deposit or other housing related bills.
Telephone number of facility is - (401) 847-2021
Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton, Jamestown

McAuley House
Homelessness Prevention is offered to families at risk of eviction in Providence. Another program, Rapid Rehousing, is Offered to those currently homeless and can help with security deposits or first months rent.
Main phone - 401-941-9013

New Hope for Families
There may be loans for rent as part of their Homelessness Prevention services.
Dial for help - 728-8490
Providence, Central Falls, & Pawtucket is covered by the office.

Project Hope
Homelessness Prevention for low income at risk of eviction in Pawtucket
Phone number - 401-728-0515

South County CAP
Homelessness Prevention (At risk) & Rapid Rehousing (Homeless)
Dial (401) 789-3016
Towns supported are Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, New Shoreham, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, Westerly, West Greenwich

Tri-Town CAP
Apply for short term aid as part of Homelessness Prevention.
(401) 351-2750
Johnston, Smithfield, North Smithfield, North Providence, Glocester





West Bay CAP
The organization also runs the government Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program.
Call for help - (401) 732-4660
Warwick, West Warwick and East Greenwich

Operation Stand Down RI
Federal government funded Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing grants may be issued for back rent expenses.
1-800-861-VETS or 401-383-4730
They support VETERANS ONLY, but services are administered statewide.

RI Legal Services
Phone number - (401) 274-2652
The pro-bono law firm can provide free legal aid to tenants facing eviction or that are living in unsafe housing in Providence County.

By Jon McNamara

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