The Sun: Rhode Island Housing rescinds Section 8 voucher for Rockville Mill

By Cynthia Drummond Sun staff writer Feb 6, 2019

HOPKINTON — With ongoing drinking water issues, and more recently, more than half the tenants moving out, problems continue to mount at the Rockville Mill affordable housing project.

In the latest chapter of the building's unfortunate history, Rhode Island Housing, which administers Section 8 vouchers funded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, has rescinded the building's voucher and distributed individual vouchers to tenants so they can move out. The Section 8 program assists low income, disabled and elderly renters.

The well on the property began to malfunction last fall, producing sediment-laden tap water that was eventually shut off, leaving the tenants without running water. Rhode Island Housing inspected the property and determined that it no longer met HUD requirements.

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