COVID-19 Info Line

Monday – Friday:
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Phone: 401-222-8022
After hours: Call 211

RIDOH.COVID19Questions

Submit COVID-19 Complaint

Information for Healthcare Providers

COVID-19 Info Line

401-222-8022
(Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm) or
RIDOH.COVID19Questions

After hours: Call 211

Information for Healthcare Providers

COVID-19: Homeowners and Renters

Homeowners and Renters Protections

  • Rental assistance: Rhode Island has made an additional $5 million in emergency rental assistance available to low-income renters who have been impacted by the COVID-19 emergency and are at immediate risk of homelessness. Those who qualify can receive a grant of up to $5,000 to support past due rent payments and other fees. Requirement information and details are available at HousingHelpRI.com or by calling 211.  
  • RIHousing is closely monitoring the latest news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and working hard to ensure there are no disruptions to service for our customers and partners. Learn more
  • More than 20 financial institutions in RI have pledged the following relief to their residential borrowers. more
  • Mortgage Forbearance: Homeowners with FHA, USDA, VA, or Section 184 or 184A mortgages (for members of federally-recognized tribes) and those with mortgages backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac have the right to request forbearance on their payments for up to 6 months, with a possible extension for another 6 months without fees, penalties, or extra interest. Homeowners should contact their mortgage servicing company directly.
  • Eviction Protections: Renters residing in public or assisted housing, or in a home or apartment whose owner has a federally-backed mortgage, and who are unable to pay their rent, are protected from eviction for 4 months. Property owners are also prohibited from issuing a 30-day notice to a tenant to vacate a property until after the 4-month moratorium ends. This protection covers properties that receive federal subsidies such as public housing, Section 8 assistance, USDA rural housing programs, and federally-issued or guaranteed mortgages. more
  • Housing Resource Guide
  • Energy Bills: See the Office of Energy Resources website for resources to help you pay or lower your energy bills. more