RI Housing Choice Voucher Centralized Wait List Portal

If you are applying for the Emergency Tenant-Based Rental Assistance program, please click on the Applicant Login and if new to the system, create an account and apply. If you are already registered, simply log in and add your name to this waitlist.

The Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) program is available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Through EHV, HUD awarded RIHousing 117 emergency housing choice vouchers to assist individuals and families who are homeless, at-risk of homelessness, fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking, or were recently homeless or have a high risk of housing instability.

In accordance with HUD guidelines, RIHousing entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Rhode Island Continuum of Care (RI Coc) and the Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness (RICEH) where RICEH identifies and refers eligible households for the EHV program to RIHousing, using the state’s Coordinated Entry System (CES). Applicants will be referred from the CES to RIHousing based on the selection preference(s) for which they qualify.

If families believe that they may be eligible for this program, please complete this form for the Coordinated Entry System EHV Form - English or EHV Form - Spanish

Privacy is very important to RI Housing. We take the responsibility of protecting your private and confidential information seriously. RI Housing is committed to safeguarding sensitive information. Our Privacy Policy is available to provide you with a better understanding of what personal data is collected by RI Housing and how it is used.

Click here to view our Privacy Policy

Protect Yourself from Scams!

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Beware of scammers who are taking money for properties they do not have the right to rent. Watch for signs of a scam and protect yourself.

Do not ignore the signs of a scam due to social distancing.

You can still coordinate a safe viewing of the property and verify the identity of a landlord BEFORE you pay anything.

Watch out for the following signs as they may mean you are being scammed:

  • The same property is listed on other sites with different rent or contact information.
  • The address is not disclosed.
  • The deal seems too good to be true: the rent is very low compared to other similar types of units in the same area.
  • They ask you to wire money or send money using an app or want your credit card information right away.
  • The landlord is out of town or out of the country and cannot meet you.
  • The landlord will not speak with you on the phone or let you into a property to view it. (Although some scammers will speak with you and even let you into a property they do not own.)


Protect yourself!

  • DO NOT pay any deposits or rent until you are certain you have signed a valid lease with someone who has the right to rent the unit.
  • DO NOT share your credit card information right away.
  • DO NOT wire money or send money using an app.
  • DO avoid situations where you feel pressured or uncomfortable.
  • DO search the address of the property online to see if it is offered elsewhere with different contact information or rent.
  • DO screen your landlord. Ask them questions and search their name online. Read online reviews of the property and check public records for complaints, foreclosure status, and criminal activity.

If you believe you have been a victim of fraud, contact your local law enforcement agency.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has additional helpful information on rental scams online.