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Accessible and affordable housing is a critical component of building community. Whether you are buying a new home, needing heating assistance, seeking a shelter, avoiding eviction, or looking for information on foreclosure prevention, there are resources for you. Should you need further assistance, contact us at 401.421.4111 ext. 411.

An asterisk (*) indicates a Jewish organization.

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
Location:

400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20219
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Phone:

202.649.6800

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Description:

A home is often a family’s most valuable possession. Preventing avoidable foreclosures helps keep families in their homes, preserves communities, and prevents avoidable loss. The OCC, an independent bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, ensures that national banks and federal savings associations operate in a safe and sound manner. They provide fair access to financial services and offers responsible homeowners with support to obtain affordable refinancing or loan modifications to help them stay in their homes.

Peace and Providence
Location:

Peace and Providence PO Box 40094 Providence, RI 02940
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Phone:

401.369.9252

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Description:

Started in 2010, Peace and Providence is a volunteer driven organization that finds and fills the needs of individuals and families within the state of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Providence Housing Authority
Phone:

401.751.6400

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Description:

The Providence Housing Authority exists to develop and maintain decent, safe, and sanitary housing, and to address the economic and social needs of residents.

Rhode Island Community Action
Location:

311 Doric Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island 02910
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Phone:

401.941.0774

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Description:

Since 1992, the Rhode Island Community Action Association (RICAA) has been a catalyst for change and a vital part of a coordinated effort to eliminate poverty in our state. They are dedicated to assisting Rhode Islanders and bettering the accessibility of benefits and services offered to low and middle income residents. Community Action Programs are located throughout the state and their services include senior care, after school programs, employment assistance, health and dental care, counseling, housing and heating cost assistance.

Rhode Island Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Location:

121 South Main Street, Suite 300, Providence RI 02903
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Phone:

401.277.8300

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Description:

The Department of Housing and Urban Development sponsors housing counseling agencies to provide free or low cost advice on buying a home, renting, default, foreclosure avoidance, credit issues or reverse mortgages.

Rhode Island Housing
Location:

44 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903
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Phone:

401.457.1234 or 800.427.5560

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Description:

Rhode Island Housing strives to ensure that all people who live or work in Rhode Island can afford a healthy, attractive home that meets their needs. They provide low-interest loans, grants, education, advocacy and consumer counseling to help our customers rent, buy and retain their homes. They also offer special programs to ensure that these homes are safe and healthy.

SeniorGuidance.org

Description:

SeniorGuidance.org provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

South Coast Fair Housing
Location:

1005 Main Street, Suite 1210 Pawtucket, RI 02860
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Phone:

401.285.2550

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Description:

Fair Housing is your right. South Coast Fair Housing works to help ensure that everyone has equal access to housing and provides resources to help you learn more about your rights under the fair housing laws.

The Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program
Phone:

877.563.4645

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Description:

The Citizens Energy Oil Heat Program offers free heating oil to people in financial need who can’t afford to pay their heating bills. Each eligible household is allowed a one-time delivery per heating season of 100 gallons of home heating oil for free.

The George Wiley Center
Location:

32 East Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860
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Phone:

401.728.5555

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Description:

For 31 years, The George Wiley Center has been a grassroots agency that works with members of the low-income community to advocate for systematic changes aimed at alleviating problems associated with poverty. Their mission is “to build a community that addresses human needs and redresses injustices.” They have a special focus on food and energy insecurity issues in Rhode Island.

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