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Housing Resources Commission

The Housing Resources Commission (HRC) was created by legislation in 1998 to be the State's planning and policy, standards and programs agency for housing issues. Established under Rhode Island General Laws (R.I.G.L.) 42-128) (RI Housing Resources Act of 1998), the HRC is comprised of 28 members, representing a wide range of constituents.

"The mission of the HRC is to ensure that all Rhode Islanders have access to safe and affordable housing. The broad, inclusive membership of the Commission assures all stakeholders in the housing field are working together to create strong neighborhoods, improving the economic climate of our State."


  • Mathies Joseph Santos – Chair
  • Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD – Director, RI Dept. of Health
  • Lisa W. Bryer - Town of Jamestown Planning Dept.
  • Sandra Cullen - Senior Housing Advocate
  • Dave Caldwell, Jr. – Rhode island Builders Association
  • Melba DePena – Director, RI Dept. of Human Services
  • David Devault – President of the RI Bankers Association
  • Michael DiBiase – Director, RI Dept. of Administration
  • Charles Fogarty – Director, RI Dept. of Elderly Affairs
  • Carlton Freese – Homelessness Representative
  • Elizabeth Fuerte- Advocate for Racial Minorities
  • Joseph Garlick – Non-Profit Development Corporation
  • Deborah A. Imondi – President of RI Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Jean Johnson – Representative of Community Development Corporation
  • The Honorable Peter Kilmartin – Attorney General
  • Melina Lodge – Executive Director, Housing Network of Rhode Island
  • Philip Tedesco – President of the RI Realtors Association
  • Macky McCleary – Director, RI Dept. of Business Regulation
  • Maria Montanaro – Director, Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals
  • Charles Newton – Representative of Fair Housing
  • Antonio J. Pires – Representative of Insurers
  • Joseph F. Raymond – Zoning Official, Town of Burrillville
  • Jim Reed – RI Association of Executive Directors for Housing
  • Nicolas P. Retsinas – Chair RI Housing & Mortgage Finance Corporation
  • Margarita Robledo Guedes – Representing Lead Poisoning Agency
  • James Ryczek – Director RI Coalition for the Homeless
  • Erik Wallin, Esq. - Executive Director of Operation Stand Down
  • Carrie Zaslow – Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

For more information about the Housing Resources Commission, including meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes, please visit the Rhode Island Sectretary of State's website