West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation’s office is closed to ensure the health and safety of our community, but our staff is still here and still dedicated to providing you with the resources you need. Read more about how we are responding to COVID-19. 

We are also excited to announce the West Elmwood Housing COVID-19 Relief Fund for immediate needs. See the flyer for more information.

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

Your Donation Makes a Real Impact

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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