Providence Revolving Fund

 
 

Community and Online Resources

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS RHODE ISLAND (AIA)

www.aia-ri.org
The AIA represents over 250 design professionals and affiliate members in Rhode Island.

ART IN RUINS

www.artinruins.com

Art in Ruins tracks the happenings of mill buildings and industrial remnants in the State of Rhode Island. 

ARTS AND BUSINESS COUNCIL OF RHODE ISLAND

www.artsandbusinessri.org

The Arts and Business Council of Rhode Island works to promote cultural and economic growth through partnerships and programs that link the arts and business sectors.

AS220

www.as220.org

AS220 is a non-profit community arts center located in downtown Providence. Their facilities and services are made available to all artists who need a place to exhibit, perform or create their original artwork, especially those who cannot obtain space to exhibit or perform from traditional sources because of financial or other limitations.

CITY OF PROVIDENCE

www.providenceri.com

The City of Providence's website is a comprehensive resource for residents and visitors to information and links to City departments, the City Council, Providence Public Schools and the latest edition of City News.

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

www.providenceplanning.org

The DPD develops and implements plans and programs to improve the residential and economic conditions in the City of Providence, consistent with the City's Comprehensive Plan. Links to the Department of Inspection and Standards, Downcity Design Review Committee and the Historic District Commission can be found on this website.

PROVIDENCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP (PEDP)

www.providenceri.biz/programs.php

The PEDP provides technical assistance and commercial financial programs for businesses and development projects in Providence.  These programs include a Storefront Grant Program, a Micro-loan Program and a Revolving Loan Program.

DOWNTOWN IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (DID)

www.providencedowntown.com/about.php

The DID is a designated district in downtown Providence where property owners pay a special tax to fund specific services for downtown. It focuses on two main program areas: Clean and Safe. Safety Guides cover the district on foot and on bicycle, promoting a friendly and safe downtown atmosphere.

DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE

www.providencedowntown.com

Downtown Providence is a comprehensive directory to restaurants, shopping, housing, entertainment and the arts. The website includes an interactive map of downtown and the latest downtown news and events.

GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

www.provchamber.com

The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce strives to improve Rhode Island's local economy, business climate and quality of life. 

GROW SMART RHODE ISLAND

www.growsmartri.org

Grow Smart Rhode Island is a statewide public interest group representing a broad coalition of partners fighting sprawl and leading the charge for better-managed growth through innovative policies and programs.

HOUSING NETWORK OF RHODE ISLAND

www.housingnetworkri.org

The Housing Network is the state association of non-profit community development corporations. They provide homeownership education and counseling to low-moderate income Rhode Islanders, home repair and maintenance, landlord training, lead law informational training, financial fundamentals and foreclosure prevention.

HOUSINGWORKS RI

www.housingworksri.org

The HousingWorks RI is a coalition formed to end Rhode Island’s affordable housing crisis by promoting well-planned and high-quality residential construction.

LOCAL INITIATIVE SUPPORT CORPORATION OF RHODE ISLAND (LISC)

www.rilisc.org

LISC is a creative and financial resource for community-based organizations that transform distressed neighborhoods into vibrant and healthy centers of life, learning, and commerce. 

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY – HOMEOWNER RESEARCH GUIDE

www.americanhistory.si.edu/house/clues/clues.asp

The Homeowner Research Guide is a comprehensive, step-by-step manual to help homeowners conduct historic research on their home. Download in PDF. 

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

www.nps.gov

The NPS preserves the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system. The NPS also helps communities preserve and enhance important local heritage. 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION TAX CREDIT

www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/tax/hpcappl.htm

A 20% federal tax credit is available for any qualified project that the Secretary of the Interior designates as a certified rehabilitation of a certified historic structure.

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION TAX CREDIT – CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR TAX CREDIT PROJECT

http://tps.cr.nps.gov/status/

Applicants who have filed a Historic Preservation Certification Application - Part 1, Part 2, or Request for Certification of Completed Work (Part 3) - through their State Historic Preservation Office can check the status of the application here. You can also search for groups of projects by city and state or by state.


SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR’S STANDARDS FOR REHABILITATION

www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/tax/rhb/stand.htm

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation provide guidelines and standards for rehabilitation projects using federal funding or historic tax credits.

 

TECHNICAL PRESERVATION SERVICES: PRESERVATION BRIEFS

www.nps.gov/history/hps/tps/briefs/presbhom.htm

Preservation Briefs are easy-to read guides on preserving, rehabilitating and restoring historic buildings.

NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION

www.nationaltrust.org

The National Trust is a membership organization that provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities.

NATIONAL MAIN STREET CENTER

www.mainstreet.org

The National Main Street Center is a program of the National Trust. It is a clearinghouse for information, technical assistance, research, and advocacy. It has educated and empowered thousands of individuals and local organizations to lead the revitalization of their downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts.

OLD HOUSE JOURNAL

www.oldhousejournal.com
Old House Journal Online is a preservation resource for homeowners with article archives, new products, historic house plans and a restoration directory.

OMNI DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

www.providence.edu/polisci/students/omni

OMNI Development Corporation is a non-profit development organization that provides good housing to candidates who otherwise may not be able to obtain it.

PRESERVATION DIRECTORY.COM

www.preservationdirectory.com

PreservationDirectory.com is an online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States and Canada.

PRESERVE RHODE ISLAND

www.preserveri.org

Preserve Rhode Island is a non-profit, membership organization that advances the cause of historic preservation statewide through advocacy, educational programs and the ownership of historic and significant properties.

PROVIDENCE PLAN

www.providenceplan.org

The Providence Plan’s mission is to improve the economic and social well-being of the City, its residents, and its neighborhoods. They provide data analysis for government agencies and community groups on a variety of issues, such as economic development, public safety, health, jobs, and education. 

 

PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY (PPS)

www.ppsri.org

PPS is a non-profit, membership organization that works to improve the quality of life in the city of Providence through historic preservation and the enhancement of the built environment.


PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY

www.provlib.org

The Providence Public Library offers online access to books, CDs, image collections, databases, links and references.

RHODE ISLAND CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION (RIAPA)

www.rhodeislandapa.org

RIAPA is a non-profit public interest and research organization dedicated to urban, suburban, regional and rural planning.

RHODE ISLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 

www.riedc.com

RIEDC's is a state agency that works to strengthen the Rhode Island economy through policies, programs, and projects, which enhance and enrich the business environment for public and private sectors in order to create prosperity for all Rhode Islanders.

RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

www.rifoundation.org

The Rhode Island Foundation is a statewide community foundation that provides grants to non-profit organizations for the public good.

RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

www.rihs.org

The Rhode Island Historical Society is a membership organization dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing Rhode Island's history. The RIHS is the nation’s fourth oldest state historical society and houses distinguished museum and library collections that comprise more than 30,000 objects and 500,000 written, recorded, and photographed items.

 

RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL PRESERVATION AND HERITAGE COMMISSION

www.rihphc.state.ri.us

The RIHPHC is the state agency for historical preservation and heritage programs. The Commission operates a statewide historical preservation program that identifies and protects historic buildings, districts, structures, and archaeological sites. They administer the National Register Program and the Federal and State Historic Tax Credit Programs.

STATE HISTORIC TAX CREDIT AND LOAN PROGRAMS

www.rihphc.state.ri.us/credits/

The RIHPHC administers programs to help owners meet the costs of maintaining their historic properties, including tax incentives, preservation easements, and low-interest loans.

RHODE ISLAND HOUSING

www.rhodeislandhousing.org

Rhode Island Housing is a self-sustaining public agency that reinvests revenue in meeting the housing needs of the state. They offer programs ranging from low-interest loans for first-time homebuyers to financing for the construction and rehabilitation of affordable apartments.

HOME REPAIR LOANS

www.rhodeislandhousing.org/sp.cfm?pageid=1929

Rhode Island Housing offers help for repairing and improving existing homes. Funds can be used to correct building code violations, improve energy efficiency, repair roofs, replace septic systems, update heating, plumbing or electrical systems, add handicapped accessibility and remove hazardous substances such as lead paint and asbestos.

SMITH HILL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

www.smithhillcdc.org

Smith Hill CDC is a non-profit housing development organization dedicated to creating quality affordable housing and fostering community development in Smith Hill. They offer homebuyer education, micro-lending and community organizing programs.

STOP WASTING ABANDONED PROPERTY (SWAP)

www.swapinc.org

SWAP is a private nonprofit community development corporation committed to providing affordable housing opportunities for persons of low and moderate income, the revitalization of urban neighborhoods and building new communities.

 

WEST BROADWAY NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION (WBNA)

www.wbna.org

The WBNA organizes neighbors and businesses on the West Side of Providence to preserve and promote their diverse, historic, urban community as a safe, vibrant, and sustainable place to live, work, and play.

WEST ELMWOOD HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (WEHDC)

www.westelmwood.org
WEHDC is a non-profit housing development organization that works to strengthen communities through housing construction, rehabilitation and repairs and to grow the economy, primarily in the West End, by working with the diverse people who live, work and invest in these communities.

LOAN PROGRAMS

www.westelmwood.org/LoanPrograms/

WEHDC offers Loans for Home Repair, Home Purchase, Down payment & Re-Financing.

 PROVIDENCE REVOLVING FUND PROJECTS AND PARTNERS

CORNISH ASSOCIATES

www.cornishlp.com

MONOHASSET MILL AFFORDABLE ARTIST LOFTS

www.millproject.org

RISING SUN MILLS LOFT APARTMENTS

www.risingsunmills.com

THE PROMENADE APARTMENTS

www.promenadeprov.com

WESTMINSTER LOFTS

www.westminsterlofts.com

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