About Housing Network of Rhode Island
The Housing Network of Rhode Island is the state association of twenty Rhode Island non-profit Community Development Corporations. Their members created thousands of affordable housing units throughout the state. The Housing Network of Rhode Island exists to provide a forum for communication and resource-sharing among non-profit housing developers and others who support their goals; identify resources and create delivery systems to build the organizational and technical capacity of nonprofits; promote policies and programs that facilitate the development and preservation of affordable housing by non-profits; and increase public awareness of non-profit housing corporations as important tools in addressing Rhode Island’s housing and community economic development needs.
In fact, over the last two years, the Housing Network of Rhode Island has been serving as the backbone organization of the “Homes RI” initiative, which is a cross-sector effort focused on raising awareness about the importance of affordable homes and pushing for bold policy solutions. The Homes RI initiative has involved over 200 individuals representing close to 80 organizations from across the state, each with a unique perspective on the lack of fair access to and supply of affordable homes.