East Providence Housing Authority
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The East Providence Housing Authority (EPHA) was created in 1961 to address the needs of housing for low income families in the City of East Providence. Since that time we have provided decent, safe, and sanitary housing for eligible low-income families, persons with disabilities, and the elderly. Our funding is received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Currently, our agency owns, manages, and maintains 419 units in the form of 3 high-rise buildings, 3 two-story walk-up buildings, and scattered duplex sites. The rent charged for these units is based on 30% of the household’s adjusted monthly income. In addition, the EPHA administers 445 Housing Choice Vouchers that allow families to lease out in the community.
It is through the combined efforts of our residents, and staff, from all departments, that we have received “High Performer” designation from HUD for F/Y 2012 and F/Y 2013, in both our Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs. We are proud to have a staff sensitive to the needs of the population that we serve, and dedicated to delivering quality services.
It is the mission of the East Providence Housing Authority to provide adequate and affordable housing in a suitable living environment free from discrimination, and to promote self- sufficiency in our community.
• Improve the quality and supply of assisted housing
• Improve and maintain a secure living environment
• Increase assisted housing choices through outreach
• Increase communication with residents, and the community
• Encourage employment and self-sufficiency
1/20/15: HUD Secretary Schedules Fireside Chat: HUD Secretary Julian Castro is scheduled to answer questions in a live-streamed chat on 1/21/15 at 9:15a.m. Eastern Time. The Secretary will answer questions from homeowners, renters and prospective buyers via social media. Questions may be submitted by tweeting to @SecretaryCastro using the hashtag #HousinginAmerica
4/16/2013: Board of Commissioners Adopt Smoke Free Housing Policy