Title 45
Towns and Cities

Chapter 53
Low and Moderate Income Housing

R.I. Gen. Laws § 45-53-11

§ 45-53-11. Annual comprehensive permit report.

(a) The division of statewide planning (the “division”) established pursuant to chapter 11 of title 42 shall maintain records and shall prepare a report (“report”) on an annual basis to be submitted to the speaker of the house, the president of the senate, the housing resources commission, and the secretary of housing. The report shall also be made available on the division’s website for a period of at least three (3) years, and shall also be deemed to be a public record. The report shall be due on or before March 15, of each year, commencing in calendar year 2023.

(b) The report required by this section shall contain the following for the preceding twelve-month (12) calendar period covered by the report:

(1) The number of letters of eligibility issued for low- and moderate-income housing for applications made pursuant to this chapter and § 42-55-5.3, the federal, state, and municipal subsidy programs under which they were eligible, and the number of proposed subsidized units involved, by city and town, during the preceding calendar year, as provided by the Rhode Island housing corporation.

(2) The status of each comprehensive permit application for which a letter of eligibility was issued disaggregated by municipality.

(3) The number of comprehensive permit applications that have had building permits issued, including the number of market rate housing units, the number of low- and moderate-income housing units, and the AMI restrictions associated both pursuant to § 45-53-4, aggregated by the total number of such applications in the state and disaggregated by each municipality in the state.

(4) The number of comprehensive permit applications that have had certificates of occupancy issued, aggregated by the total number of such applications in the state and disaggregated by each municipality in the state.

(c) Each municipality shall annually provide to the division the information on comprehensive permit activity described in subsection (b) of this section by February 1.

History of Section.
P.L. 2022, ch. 407, § 1, effective June 30, 2022; P.L. 2022, ch. 408, § 1, effective June 30, 2022.