Emergency Housing Assistance (RoadHome Program)
Program provides emergency funds for rent, rental security deposits and mortgage payments for households experiencing a temporary emergency housing crisis.
Households experiencing a temporary emergency housing crisis as a result of:
- Sickness or disability
- Foreclosure as a homeowner or renter
- Loss of employment
- Damage or destruction to home because of fire or elements
- Domestic Violence
- Other events as identified by the Community Action Program and approved by Rhode Island Housing on a case by case basis.
- Rent/Mortgage cannot exceed 60% of gross income
- Must have lived in Rhode Island for six months
Income and Resource Limits
Income must be less than the 90 day limits listed below.
The maximum amount of assistance, paid directly to the landlord or lending institution is:
- The actual monthly rent or mortgage payment for up to two months, not to exceed $1,200 or
- A security deposit not to exceed $1,200 or
- A combination of rent/mortgage and security deposit not to exceed $1,200.
- A household cannot reapply for assistance within 12 months from the date they receive an emergency housing assistance payment and cannot receive assistance more than 3 times in a lifetime.
How to Apply
Contact the Community Action Program that serves the applicant's city or town at (401) 941-0774. For more information about the program, contact Rhode Island Housing at (401) 457-1162.
RHEHA Income Guidelines
(October 2012 - September 2013)
||90 Day Income Limits