Housing & Tax Assistance
Tri-County has partnered with Rhode Island Housing to provide rental assistance and utility assistance to those who have suffered a financial hardship during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Qualified applicants may be eligible for up to 12 months of past due rent and/or future rental assistance. Assistance with past due utilities is also available. Utilities can include electric, gas, water, sewer, or fuel oil. You do not have to be behind on rent to apply for past due utilities. For those who are homeless or need to move to a new rental unit, the program can provide security and up to three months’ rent.
To be eligible, families must have a signed lease or rental agreement; be below 80% of median area income; have housing instability (includes past rent, past utilities, eviction notice, homelessness, other); and have an income loss or financial hardship due directly or indirectly to COVID-19.
Applications are accepted through an online portal.
Tri-County Housing Specialists are available to assist both tenants and landlords with the online application process.
The online portal can be tricky to use so we highly recommend calling us for assistance.
For more information, please download our flyer:
To reach a Housing Specialist please dial the following numbers:
(401) 583-0075: For all Washington County Residents
(401) 583-0076: For residents of all other counties
(401) 583-0076: para Español
Tax Assistance and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Program
At Tri-County, we have IRS Certified tax preparers on hand to help prepare your taxes and submit them on time. Tax preparers help to identify tax credits, such as through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Program, a federal program that provides tax credits to working individuals and families that meet income eligibility. The EITC Program provides no-cost tax preparation assistance and electronic filing of state and federal income tax returns.
For more information on the EITC program, or to see if you qualify for tax assistance, contact us at
North – 11 Emanuel Street, North Providence 401.519.1901
South – 415 Tower Hill Road, North Kingstown 401.515.2490