Learn about RIHousing, including ESG Program, Featured News, Key Projects, and The Team.
Established by RI General Assembly
Annual Impact in 2021 on Rhode Island Economy
Bonds and Notes Outstanding (as of 6/30/2023)
$2.02 Billion

About RIHousing

RIHousing is a self-supporting public agency created by the General Assembly in 1973 to provide financing to increase the supply of affordable housing for families with low or moderate incomes.

Pursuant to its enabling legislation, RIHousing is authorized to issue bonds and other obligations to fulfill its corporate purpose. In addition to its bond programs, the corporation administers the Section 8 Housing Assistance Program, the HOME Investments Partnership Program, the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, as well as other state and federal programs.

The corporation supports its staff and operating expenses through bond fund earnings, federal grant administration fees and interest income. RIHousing does not receive state appropriations for its operating budget.

ESG Program

Learn about our environmental, social, and governance program, and how we bring those values to life with green bonds, sustainable projects, and more.

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Key Projects

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The Team

Kara Lachapelle

Chief Financial Officer

(401) 457-1234


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Bernadette MacArthur​

Director of Finance

(401) 457-1234


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