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Affordable Housing Committees

If you are a member of your local Affordable Housing Committee who is interested in learning more about affordable homes, we encourage you to look at our data specific to each Rhode Island municipality.

What is long-term affordable housing and why should you care? In 2011, HousingWorks RI produced the three-minute animated short to raise awareness about the importance of long-term affordable housing to Rhode Island communities. You can use this video to explain what long-term affordable housing is and how it helps our state's economy.


What do long-term affordable homes look like? Below are several slideshows, divided regionally, of affordable rental and owndership homes throughout Rhode Island. You can use these to illustrate the high standards of construction and design that come with long-term affordable housing in Rhode Island. You can also download the HousingWorksRI 2011 Fact Book on Housing in Rhode Island to read stories about how the state's Building Homes Rhode Island Program is benefitting communities here.

Affordable homes in Providence and Pawtucket

Affordable homes in Newport and Bristol Counties

Affordable homes in Northern Rhode Island


What do Rhode Islanders think about long-term affordable housing? Below is the latest polling information about Rhode Islanders’ continued strong support for affordable housing.

2010 Affordable Housing Public Opinion Survey
Conducted by Hart Research Associates

Presentation of Findings

Top Line of Results


Want to learn more about how other communities are making it happen? Below are presentations from colleagues in Connecticut and Massachusetts that share best practices, strategies, and lessons learned in building affordable homes in their communities.

Presentation by James O'Brien, Chairman of the Hingham, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Trust

Presentation by Anthony Lyons, Board President of HOPE partnership (formerly Old Saybrook, CT, affordable housing committee)