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.

Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that public housing agencies conduct an annual purge of the Housing Choice Voucher Program Wait List. The annual purge is vital to ensure that everyone’s information is up to date, applicants are still interested, and that housing authorities can issue as many vouchers as possible, housing more Rhode Islanders.

RIHousing will begin the annual purge process Wednesday, February 24th. Notification will go out electronically to all applicants on each participating housing authority’s waiting list. To indicate continued interest, applicants must log into the CWL Portal and select the option to “Save My Spot.” This is also a good time to ensure contact and preference information is up to date so when vouchers become available applicants can be reached.


If you are experiencing technical issues with your account, including password resets, please contact us at [email protected] or (401) 457-1288.

Participating Housing Authorities:

Bristol Housing Authority

Central Falls Housing Authority

Coventry Housing Authority

Cumberland Housing Authority

East Greenwich Housing Authority

East Providence Housing Authority

Johnston Housing Authority

Lincoln Housing Authority

Newport Housing Authority

North Providence Housing Authority

Pawtucket Housing Authority

Providence Housing Authority

Rhode Island Housing

Smithfield Housing Authority

South Kingston Housing Authority

Warren Housing Authority

Warwick Housing Authority

Woonsocket Housing Authority

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.

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