Affordable Housing

Like most areas in Rhode Island, the cost of housing in Washington County is steadily increasing. As property values and taxes increase, Washington County municipalities increasingly struggle with providing adequate quantities of affordable housing for their residents. The WCRPC will:

  • Work with and support local, regional, state, and national housing groups to find creative ways to provide low and moderate income housing, especially in existing buildings.
  • Coordinate meetings between municipalities, state agencies, and South County Affordable Housing Challenge to explore further opportunities for coordination and collaboration.
  • Work with municipalities to revise zoning to allow for a mix of commercial and residential uses in town and village centers.