Providence, RI – RIHousing, the principal housing finance agency (HFA) for Rhode Island for the past 50 years, received the 2023 Annual Award for Program Excellence in Management Innovation: Technology from the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) for the submission ‘Expanding Agency Capacity Through Data Management.’ The winning entry highlighted RIHousing’s data warehouse, which has evolved into a critical resource that allows the agency to grow and improve its operations.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by a national organization that understands the hard work that HFAs are accomplishing,” said Carol Ventura, CEO of RIHousing. “Data management is a vital piece of our work and in understanding the impact we’re making across the state.”
The data warehouse server was developed by a team of IT and Research and Data Analysis professionals within the agency and is already being used throughout RIHousing’s various departments. The tool has expanded the agency’s capacities in reporting and analyses of housing insights and trends, keeping RIHousing as the leading resource for housing programs and information in the state.
“The dedicated team has been working on this system for the past couple of years,” said Ventura. “We’re proud of our accomplishments and are excited for the future updates and expansions to the server.”
The NCSHA Annual Awards for Program Excellence identify and elevate industry best practices as well as encourage continued HFA innovation. In 2023, more than 35 HFAs submitted entries to the awards program which were presented at NCSHA’s 52nd Annual Conference held in Boston in October.