Rhode Island Affordable Rentals

RHODE ISLAND AFFORDABLE RENTALS

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CALL US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any items for money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters. At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211” from a:

a. Land line telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the physical location you are currently at plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

b. Cell Telephone – this will ONLY WORK if the area code of your telephone is calling “211” within the very same County you got your cell telephone in!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a land-line telephone or cell telephone, go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

2. Use the internet and go to: http://www.211.org/

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:
HTI EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE 05-14

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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

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RHODE ISLAND SECTION 8 HOUSING ALERT!

Rhode Island Housing
44 Washington Street
Providence, Providence County, RI
401-457-1234 http://www.rhodeislandhousing.org/

Please note: Rhode Island Housing covers the Cities of Barrington, Charlestown, Exeter, Foster, Gloucester, Hopkinton, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Narragansett, New Shoreham, Newport, North Kingstown, North Smithfield, Portsmouth, Providence, Richmond, Scituate, and West Greenwich, RI.

The Rhode Island Housing (RIH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon, from November 11, 2016 at 12:01 am, until November 16, 2016 at 11:59 pm ET. It was last open for homeless households for one week in February 2015.

Please note:

RIH is partnering with the Providence Housing Authority to open both waiting lists through the same online application.
Applicants will be placed on this waiting list by random lottery, meaning the time you submit this application has no effect on your position on the waiting list. There are cases of applicants flooding the website as soon as a scheduled online waiting list opens, causing the website to crash for a period of time. If the website is down, it will eventually be back up to accept applications.
This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application that will be available on the RIH website.

If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member’s computer/device, one at a local library, or one at multiple locations that will be announced soon on the RIH website.

Income limit information can be found here.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the application can contact RIH at (844) 459-3600, or TTY (401) 450-1394.

Income limit information can be found here.

This waiting list has preferences, but they have not yet been confirmed.

5,000 applicants will be placed on the waiting list from each housing authority by random lottery, after sorting preferences. The lottery drawing will be on December 6, 2016, and applicants will be notified by mail whether they have been placed on the waiting list.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, read the RIH public notice, visit the RIH website, or call the office at (401) 457-1234.

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Providence Housing Authority
100 Broad Street
Providence, Providence County, RI
401-751-6400 http://www.pha-providence.com/

The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon, from November 11, 2016 until November 16, 2016. The opening and closing time has not been confirmed. This waiting list was last open in 1998.

Please note: Applicants will be placed on this waiting list by random lottery, meaning the time you submit this application has no effect on your position on the waiting list. There are cases of applicants flooding the website as soon as a scheduled online waiting list opens, causing the website to crash for a period of time. If the website is down, it will eventually be back up to accept applications..

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application that will be available on the Rhode Island Housing website.

If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member’s computer/device, one at a local library, or one at multiple locations that will be announced soon on the PHA website.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, read the PHA public notice, visit the PHA website, or call the office at (401) 751-6400.

UPDATED 10-28-16
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AHO #1

AHO #2

THIS IS THE VERY BEST PLACE TO HELP WITH YOUR HOUSING NEEDS! THIS IS A FREE SERVICE FOR ALL 50-STATES, WASHINGTON D.C. AND PUERTO RICO!

http://affordablehousingonline.com/

AHO Main Info

Updated 06-10-15
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If you are looking for a room to rent, to share an apartment or sublet an apartment,

GO TO: http://www.roomster.com/

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A free housing service that helps people find a room, house or apartment that best suits their needs. Search by
rent amount, accessibility features, housing vouchers and more. Also has information about moving costs,
assisted living facilities, help for people who are homeless and financial assistance to help pay rent.

For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/rhode_island/housing

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HUD/Section 8 Field Office:

Providence Field Office
121 South Main Street
Suite 300
Providence, RI 02903-7104

NANCY SMITH
Field Office Director (401) 277-8300
Fax
(401) 277-8398

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Program Description
This program can help individuals buy a single family home. While HUD does not lend money directly to buyers
to purchase a home, FHA-approved lenders make loans through a number of FHA-insurance programs.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a member of a housing cooperative or interested in
purchasing a unit in a cooperative housing project.

Loan Terms
Please contact an FHA-approved lender for loan term information. To find an approved lender, please visit:
http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page?_pageid=73,1827603&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information
To read more about the home buying process, please visit:
http://www.hud.gov/buying/index.cfm

To read more about this program, go to:
http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/mfh/progdesc/coop213.cfm

To obtain a FHA-insured mortgage, look in your local Yellow Pages under “Mortgages” or contact a FHA-
approved lender:
http://www.hud.gov/ll/code/llplcrit.html

Managing Agency
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
http://www.hud.gov/

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As I search for rentals throughout our state, I look for certain criteria:

1. I have decided to not list so many houses for rent, as apartments, in most cases do include heat. Please keep in mind that winter is at our door-step and the cost of heating is on the rise. The monthly rental may seem a bit higher priced, however, it will be worth it in the long-run.

2. I will not list housing that requires a fee for their service, nor a fee per call. I do agree with a fee, however for the back-ground and/or credit check, THE FEE IS APPROPRIATE, since those companies providing the background check and credit check do charge a fee for their services.

3. I will do my best to keep the maximum rental amount within the cost of living to your area, however, if Section 8 or TRA is accepted the rental amount may be more because there are times when the utilities are included.

4. I will not list without the rental amount included

5. I try not to list rental opportunities that offer “Option to Buy” – I have found that in most of these situations it does not work out properly for either party involved. I am working on a “First Time Home Purchaser” list of programs from throughout the State, that operates in an official capacity to help those that are working so diligently to raise their families and deserve to show something for their hard, hard work.

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WE LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING OTHERS!!

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