Our Mission

The mission of West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation is to promote the development of healthy, sustainable communities through housing services to help individuals and neighborhoods meet their affordable housing needs in the West End neighborhood and other parts of Providence and Rhode Island.

WEHDC strives to fulfill this mission by building and renovating homes, attracting resources into the neighborhood and investing in the diverse people who live in, work in and support the community.

WEHDC accomplishes these goals by offering a variety of programs and services related to real estate development, economic development, home ownership development, including lending and community building and organizing and through strategic alliances.

We build community, we build lives

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Over 4000

Clients served in our homeownership center since 2009


Units of Affordable housing in the West-End of Providence


Dollars spent on local produce at Sankofa World Market


Volunteers Supported our mission in 2018