HousingWorks RI is a coalition of more than 140 organizations working to ensure that all Rhode Islanders have a quality, affordable home—an essential component of our state’s economy. Our members include banks, builders, chambers of commerce, colleges, community-based agencies and advocates, faith groups, manufacturers, preservationists, realtors, municipal officials and unions…and that’s just a small sample.
Our collective aim is to improve housing rental and ownership opportunities in Rhode Island, especially for the state’s workforce, thus strengthening the state’s economy.
How do we do this?
We identify best practices, conduct research, and analyze data to support: policy recommendations, public education strategies, and communication initiatives. We educate stakeholders, advocate, and work to build consensus around the connection between housing and economic development.
HousingWorks RI, through its members, activities, and Web site:
› Advocates for solutions that will promote the growth of housing opportunities and the state’s economy.
› Provides a one-stop, authoritative source of information about workforce housing in Rhode Island.
› Hunts down new ideas and best practices from across the nation.
› Celebrates housing progress in our communities.
What do we want to accomplish?
We are working to ensure that housing is part of a sustainable economic development strategy at the statewide and local levels. We work to cultivate leaders who will advocate for affordable workforce housing in Rhode Island. We envision a Rhode Island in which communities embrace a variety of housing choices so that residents, regardless of income, can live in quality affordable homes in vibrant and thriving neighborhoods.