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East Providence Housing Authority

 The mission of the East Providence Housing Authority is to provide low-income families, elderly, and disabled individuals with safe, affordable, quality housing, in an environment that creates stability, and fosters economic self0sufficiency in the community that we serve.

The East Providence Housing Authority (EPHA) was created in 1961 to address the needs of housing for low income families in the City of East Providence. Since that time, the East Providence Housing Authroity has provided decent, safe and sanitary housing for eligible low-income families, persons with disabilities and the elderly. Our funding is received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Currently, our agency owns, manages, and maintains 419 units in the form of three high-rise buildings, three, two-story walk-up buildings, and scattered duplex sites. The rent charged for these units is based on 30 percent of the household’s adjusted monthly income. In addition, the EPHA administers 445 Housing Choice Vouchers that allow families to lease out in the community.

It is through the combined efforts of our residents, and staff, from all departments, that we have received “High Performer” designation from HUD for F/Y's 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, in both our Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs. We are proud to have a staff sensitive to the needs of the population that we serve, and dedicated to delivering quality services.

Please visit our Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher pages for more valuable information.


  •  Improve the quality and supply of assisted housing
  • Improve and maintain a secure living environment
  • Increase assisted housing choices through outreach
  • Increase communication with residents, and the community
  • Encourage employment and self-sufficiency

The East Providence Housing Authority is governed by a seven member board of Commissioners. Five members are appointed by the mayor for a five-year term, on an alternating basis. Two resident commissioners are appointed for a three-year term. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. No meetings are scheduled for the months of July and August.


Term                                    Status              Board Member

1/4/2023 - 1/3/2028                  Active          Member - Miles Bonalewicz

3/4/2021 - 3/11/2025               Active          Member - Elaine M Gonsalves

3/5/2019 - 2/25/2024               Active           Member - Nicholas Williams

12/20/2021 - 12/19/2026       Active           Member - John Faria

12/22/2020 - 12/21/2025       Active           Member - Maria Luci Stoddard

10/18/2023 - 10/17/2026       Active           Member - Jacqueline Hicks

10/21/2021 - 10/20/2024       Active           Member - Cynthia Faria

East Providence Housing Authority Staff Directory