Links & Resources

Important New Tenant Rights

The federal government has recently passed legislation protecting tenants living in foreclosed homes. The new law states that:

  • Banks must give tenants 90 days written notice after the home is foreclosed before they can evict.
  • If the tenant has a lease, the bank must honor it. They can only try to evict the tenant after the lease ends, or sooner if the bank has a buyer who plans on moving into the apartment.
  • Section 8 tenants cannot be evicted because of a foreclosure unless the new owner plans on moving into the apartment.

Landlord Tenant Handbook

The Landlord Tenant Handbook is a reference guide for both landlords and tenants outlining each parties’ legal rights according to RI state law.

Other Resources

Homeless Bill of Rights Cards

These cards clearly explain how the Homeless Bill of Rights works and offer our number to call if your rights have been violated. Available for printing in legal size in an English Version                         and a Spanish Version (3 per page).

Providence Street Rights Cards

These new cards outline some of the basic rights, laws, and regulations individuals have while on the streets in Providence. Individual Card & printable Legal Size Version (3 per page).

Landlord Tenant Handbook

The Landlord Tenant Handbook  is a reference guide for both landlords and tenants outlining each parties’ legal rights according to RI state law.

Food Pantries

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank keeps a list of food pantries and directions on how to contact them on their website.

Download Personal Protected Information Policy

Listings of Affordable Housing in Rhode Island:

Rhode Island Housing List

Rhode Island Housing compiles a list of affordable housing, transitional housing programs, and emergency shelters in Rhode Island.  Available in English or Spanish.

HomeLocatorRI

HomeLocatorRI.net is a free online service that provides easy access to information about available homes in Rhode Island. Whether you are looking to rent an apartment, buy your first home, or relocate to a new home that better fits your needs and budget, HomeLocatorRI.net provides you with the listings and resources you need to find a home that’s right for you.