Behind on your rent or utility payments because of COVID-19? RentReliefRI is a new, statewide rental and utility assistance program available for eligible households. CAPP is proud to partner with RentReliefRI in this new initiative.

What is RentReliefRI?

Rhode Island renters have felt the brunt of job losses and financial hardship due to COVID-19. Fortunately, there’s a new, statewide rental and utility assistance program to help. RentReliefRI provides assistance to Rhode Island renters struggling to pay their rent or utilities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rhode Island renters having trouble covering rent and/or utility payments may qualify for a total of 18 months of assistance.

Known as RentReliefRI, the program can pay for rent and utilities owed back to April 1, 2020 and can also cover up to three months of upcoming rent. Renters may apply for help with paying for utilities even if they do not need help paying for rent.

Applicants must meet certain income limits and eligibility requirements. Eligible households must be at or below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI), which translates into approximately $69,200 annual income for a family of four in most parts of the State. Funds will be paid directly to landlords and utility service providers.

Who is eligible?

Tenant applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for rent relief:

This program is only for renters and their landlords.

Ready to apply?

Visit to apply directly through the portal.

Need assistance with the application?

RentRelief at CAPP401-273-2000 Ext. 337 and

About RentReliefRI:
RentReliefRI is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number ERA0013 awarded to the State of Rhode Island by the U.S. Department of Treasury.