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 several years 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.

Please visit our Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher pages for more valuable information.

Our Mission

The mission of the East Providence Housing Authority is to provide low-income families, elderly, and disabled individuals with safe, affordable, quality housing, in an environment that creates stability, and fosters economic self-sufficiency in the community that we serve.


• 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

Contact Us

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:00pm

Contact Details
East Providence Housing Authority
99 Gold Smith Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914