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About PHA

About PHA

Founded in 1939, the Providence Housing Authority is committed to developing and maintaining decent, safe and sanitary housing to address the economic and social needs of Providence residents. Today the PHA provides affordable housing to more than 12,000 residents in the City of Providence. The PHA is committed to high standards of public accountability and continuous improvement through management excellence, professional development and customer satisfaction.

The PHA administers 2,601 public housing units that house 5,613 residents. These units are designated as elderly/disabled, family, and scattered sites developments. It oversees the administration of  2,569 Section 8 vouchers that allow low-income families to rent in the private market.

The PHA is a quasi-governmental organization, governed by a Board of Commissioners and an Executive Director appointed by the Mayor.

The Administrative Office are located at 100 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903.

Winter Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Closed All Major Holidays

Main Line Phone Number: 401-751- 6400

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