Resources for Developers
Rhode Island needs more affordable homes! According to Projecting Future Housing Needs Report, HWRI projects a need of more than 34,000 new homes by 2025, most of these as multifamily properties due to a growing need among smaller household types.
If you are you a developer who is interested in learning more about affordable homes, we encourage you to look at our data specific to each Rhode Island region or municipality. Each municipality has a comprehensive plan that includes insights into what kind of housing it needs and where it is most appropriate. Municipal planning departments welcome working with developers in the earliest stages of planning.
As the state's primary source of funding for affordable homes, Rhode Island Housing offers an array of programs and services for Builders & Developers.
In seeking to encourage development in patterns that are consistent with its character and geography, Rhode Island is one of a very few states with statewide planning laws. These laws help to enhance the quality of life throughout our state by taking advantage of our existing public infrastructure and maintaining our open spaces as much as possible.