§ 45-53-12. Annual report.
(a) The Rhode Island housing corporation established pursuant to chapter 55 of title 42 (the “corporation”) shall collect data on the number of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, as authorized by 42 U.S.C. § 1437(f) (“vouchers”), that are received and utilized by the public housing authorities (PHA) and agencies.
(b) The office of housing and community development (OHCD) shall prepare a report (“report”) on an annual basis to the general assembly, the housing resources commission, the Rhode Island housing corporation, the division of statewide planning, and the secretary of housing. The report required by this section shall be made available on the OHCD website for a period of at least three (3) years, and shall be deemed to be a public record. The report shall be due on or before March 1 of each year, commencing in the calendar year 2023.
(c) The annual report required by this section shall contain the following information for the twelve-month (12) calendar period covered by the report commencing January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022, and annually thereafter on an aggregated and disaggregated basis by each public housing authority:
(1) The total fees collected by each municipality from developers in lieu of development of low- and moderate-income housing as defined in § 45-24-46.1.
(2) The number of unfunded vouchers that result either due to cost of rent or due to an unavailability of housing units. The information required by this subsection shall be provided by all public housing authorities or agencies directly to the office of housing and community development (OHCD).
(3) The total number of vouchers received and utilized by all public housing authorities in the state during the preceding calendar year.
(4) The administrative fees received and utilized by the public housing authorities to administer the vouchers.
(d) As used herein, the term “public housing authority and agency” means and includes any public housing authority or agency established under chapter 25 of this title or chapter 26 of this title.
History of Section.
P.L. 2022, ch. 409, § 1, effective June 30, 2022; P.L. 2022, ch. 410, § 1, effective June 30, 2022.