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Homebuyer Classes

Landlord Education

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Basic Homebuyer Education

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fast Track Homebuyer Education

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Basic Homebuyer Education

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please visit our Calendar page for more classes. 

About the Housing Network of Rhode Island

The Housing Network of Rhode Island (HNRI) is the state association of non-profit community development corporations. HNRI exists to support the work of our members, and to promote public awareness and policies that address Rhode Island’s housing and community economic needs. Our members have built and developed thousands of affordable housing units and initiated numerous revitalization efforts in neighborhoods and communities across Rhode Island.

HNRI Offers:

  • Downpayment Assistance

  • Collective Impact Work

  • HUD Approved Homebuyer Education
Learn More About Us

MEMBER PROJECTS

Completed Rental, Commercial Space and Community Space Projects.

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Stone Soup Farm Way

The house at Stone Soup Farm Way is a single-family 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath homeownership unit in South Kingstown. This home includes 1,300 square feet of living space, a full basement, and was built to maximize long-term comfort and efficiency for the resident while minimizing environmental impact.

2021-11-04T12:13:49-04:00

King Street Commons

The 2.5-acre King Street Commons development includes 30 new affordable rental apartments and a state-of-the-art child care center along King Street in Olneyville, plus the recapitalization and preservation of 32 affordable apartments in Providence’s Elmwood neighborhood.

2021-09-24T12:58:47-04:00

Maplewoods

Maplewoods is a 40-unit affordable rental apartment complex in the Manton Neighborhood of Providence.  The units are large and ideal for families with children.

RECENT NEWS

Recent news articles from the Housing Network of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island expert outlines worsening housing crisis

August 2nd, 2022|

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — As rental rates rise across the state, Rhode Islanders now face harsh realities of a continued housing crisis, that shows no signs of ending soon. The rising rental rates have driven families from their homes, like the Ringland’s of Barrington. Their monthly rent went from $950 to $1,800 over the past two months. Jack Ringland explained Thursday, “I’m thinking to myself, ‘Well, I guess Barbara could go up to New Hampshire and live with her mother, and they tell me I still have a right to get into the veteran’s home.’ That’ll make us 150 miles away from each other. That’s no way to spend the rest of our days.” Brenda Clement, director of Housing Works Rhode Island, said the nearly doubling of monthly rental is legal. She explained Tuesday, “Most tenants in Rhode Island are month-to-month tenants, and as such, are at risk of a landlord saying, ‘I’m doubling your rent and I’m terminating your residency with proper notification.'”...

AFFORDABLE HOMES CONTINUE TO BE OUT OF REACH FOR LOW-WAGE WORKERS IN RHODE ISLAND

July 28th, 2022|

PROVIDENCE, RI– In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent in Rhode Island, full-time workers need to earn $24.32 per hour. This is Rhode Island’s 2022 Housing Wage, revealed in a national report published today. The report, Out of Reach, was jointly released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) —a research and advocacy organization dedicated to achieving affordable and decent homes for people with the lowest incomes— and Homes RI —a coalition of organizations working together to increase the supply of safe, healthy and affordable homes throughout Rhode Island. Homes RI is coordinated by the Housing Network of Rhode Island...

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