Tenant Selection Plan Collection
In order to make affordable housing in your communities more available for all those who need it, a team of students and community-based lawyers are collecting copies of applications and Tenant Selection Plans (TSPs) for every affordable housing development in the state.
The goal of this project is twofold:
- To create an online database of plans and their provisions to inform potential renters and advocates/service providers on which developments are the best fit for them/their clients.
- To analyze the content of the TSPs in order to recommend suggested language that providers can adopt.
The HUD handbook states that "When requested, the owner must make the tenant selection plan available to the public" (Section 4-4 F). By generating a better understanding of the affordable housing landscape in Rhode Island, this project stands to benefit both housing providers and tenants by improving the quality of referrals and generating input on the language of TSPs.
We urge you to participate in this project and to share your TSPs and applications with this team. We understand that TSPs are updated from time to time, so please consider including revision and/or effective dates on your documents for version control purposes. You may email these documents, and any updates going forward, to
or mail them to Megan Smith, 45 Arch Street #2, Providence, RI 02907. You can also contact her with any questions.
For those of you who have already participated, thank you!
HUD Draft Notice: Electronic Documents
HUD recently released a draft notice on the electronic storage and submission of documents as well as the use of electronic signatures. This notice, which is not yet in effect, could drastically alter file retention, annual recertifications, and management and occupancy reviews. We encourage you to read the notice and share comments with HUD. Comments are due on August 9, 2019.
to read the draft notice (
located under “Feedback Open” on the right hand side of the webpage