Housing Services


ATTENTION GENERAL CONTRACTORS

Home Repair Programs

Blackstone Valley Community Action Program, Inc. (BVCAP) is pre-qualifying general contractors to bid on the Agency’s  Central Falls  Home Repair Program projects. General contractors certified by the State of Rhode Island, and having a valid Lead Renovators license, contractors’ liability insurance and workers compensation  insurance are invited to submit an application to be put on the pre- qualification  list to participate in BVCAP’s Central Falls Home Repair Program.

Contractors click here for application: Contractor Application CF Edits

Applications are also available at BVCAP main Reception at 32 Goff Ave. Pawtucket, RI. 02860 Mon- Fri. 9am- 3pm.

For further information, contact Ed Fisk at 401-723-4520 X235 or email efisk@bvcap.org

Housing Construction
Since 1994 BVCAP has been actively involved in the development of affordable housing for both home buyers and tenants. Development projects have been concentrated in Pawtucket, with over 20 units (primarily home ownership) developed to date.

For more information call 401-723-4520

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BLACKSTONE VALLEY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM PROPERTIES FOR SALE
Open to pre-approved for low-income first time home buyers! Applicant must have a home buyers and landlord certificate by a HUD approved agency. Call 401-723-4520 for more information!

The property is currently being remediated in accordance with Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) regulations, which includes the construction of a clean soil cap that is one foot thick over the entire property.  An Environmental Land Usage Restriction (ELUR) and a Soil Management Plan (SMP) will be recorded for the property.  The ELUR and SMP will restrict the disturbance of soil beneath the soil cap without prior RIDEM notification and will also require routine maintenance of the soil cap.

 

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BVCAP’s Housing Advocate provides counseling and referrals to clients regarding allegations of housing discrimination and violations of the Rhode Island Landlord – Tenant Act.  In addition, the Advocate conducts educational workshops for community groups to inform residents of rights and responsibilities under the law.

 

Home Ownership Education
BVCAP provides a comprehensive series of classes, designed to educate both current and future homeowners.  Topics include but are not limited to: budgeting and money management, credit issues, finding an appropriate home, the mortgage loan process, legal issues, and home maintenance.

Home-buyer classes are offered for the fee of $75. An additional Landlord class is offered for $75 for those interested in purchasing multi-family properties.

For a list of classes please click the following:
July – December 2016

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If none of these classes can accommodate your needs, classes are available through other members of the Housing Network at various locations and in Spanish. They may be contacted at (401) 521-1461.

 

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Housing Counseling
BVCAP Housing Counselors provide individual assistance and guidance to both current and future homeowners.  Counselors assess each client’s particular circumstances and assist the client in developing an action plan to meet goals.  For example, a counselor may review a client’s credit history and financial situation to determine mortgage-readiness. BVCAP is a HUD approved counseling Agency.

 

Foreclosure Counseling
As a HUD-approved housing counseling agency, BVCAP is able to provide you with the information and assistance you need to avoid foreclosure. We help clients develop a budget, assess current loan options, identify challenges, and communicate with your bank & loan provider. We also may be able to provide loan modification assistance to clients who qualify.

 

LeadSafe Homes Program
Available to homeowners and tenants with young children or those who are planning to renovate or remodel their homes, our LeadSafe Homes initiative can help eliminate the dangers of lead in your home. A case manager can assist homeowners in obtaining a Certificate of Conformance, Lead Safe Certificate, and funding to make their homes lead safe.

Documents needed to apply:

Flyer- LeadSafe Homes

Application Checklist

Single & Multi-Family Appplication 2017

Tenant Information Request Form 2017

If you want to find out more about this program or if you are interested in applying please contact the Lead Safe Homes Manager, Crystal Morel: (401) 475-5023

 

Lead Poisoning Case Management
The BVCAP Lead Center provides non-medical case management to families with lead-poisoned children, assisting the families with tools, resources and education needed to reduce the child’s Blood Lead Level to a medically acceptable level. A case manager is also available to help a homeowner apply for the RI Housing LeadSafe Homes Program.