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West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation (WEHDC) improves the quality of life in the West End of Providence by creating opportunities for homeownership, community engagement and economic development.
West Elmwood Housing was founded in 1970 as a full service community development agency devoted to revitalizing and engaging the West End of Providence. We redevelop neglected historic sites, build new homes into affordable healthy housing opportunities and rehabilitate foreclosed property and blighted land as opportunities for first time homebuyers.
WEHDC’s HomeOwnership Center provides education and counseling services to owners from across Rhode Island through Financial Empowerment Workshops, and Homebuyer Education including Landlord classes and Foreclosure Intervention Counseling. Our Lending Department programs consist of down payment assistance, home repair loans and green loans.
Our Community Building and Engagement Department focuses on community engagement, youth programs, healthy neighborhoods, creating economic opportunities and an array of collaborative initiatives.
Between 2004--2011, WEHDC’s ClearCorps Program remediated over 1,300 lead contaminated homes. WEHDC is a certified NeighborWorks Chartered Organization and certified Green Organization.