Housing Initiatives

Lieutenant Governor Matos has made housing a top priority of her administration.


To ensure that every Rhode Islander has a safe, affordable, and accessible place to live.


By bringing together housing experts, community advocates, and residents, we strive to address one of the greatest challenges facing our state: the lack of affordable housing at all levels. We work to achieve this by influencing public policy, recommending alternative solutions, advocating for the investment of public and private funds strategically to address the ongoing housing crisis, and continuing to shine a bright light on the systemic inequities of housing in our state.

Over the course of 2021, in partnership with Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor, we will be hosting a series of conversations that will lead and inform an in-person housing summit in the coming months.

You can view past virtual conversations in the drop-down menu on the right.



Virtual Housing Lunch & Learns

Join Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos and Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor for a virtual conversation on the topic of “Affordable Housing and Funding” on Thursday, October 21, at noon.

This is the fourth in our series of virtual housing conversations and will last for one hour. Each of these conversations will lead and inform an in-person housing summit.

Topic: The Role of Municipalities in Building and Development*

Pre-Registration is Required: https://bit.ly/OCTHS- During the registration process, you can submit questions in advance.

*Topic subject to change.