Rental and Utility Assistance Now Available

The new Rent Relief RI (RRR) program has opened and is now accepting applications for help making rent and utility payments. Even if you had previously applied to Safe Harbor for rental assistance, you must still submit a new application to RRR in order to qualify for rental assistance.

Tenant Protections Against Eviction and Help Paying Rent

(updated March 5, 2021)

President Biden has extended the federal eviction moratorium until March 31, 2021, but tenants must take action to protect their rights.

Rental assistance is now available for tenants and landlords who are behind on rent or can't pay utilities. 

Workers' Rights During COVID-19 / Derechos de los Trabajadores Durante COVID-19

All employees have the right to a safe workplace. As Rhode Island reopens, learn more about your rights at work, sick leave, and unemployment.

Todos los empleados tienen el derecho a un lugar de trabajo seguro. Mientras Rhode Island reabre, aprende mas de sus derechos en el trabajo, el permiso por enfermedad y desempleo.

End Police Killing of Black People

We Must Say Their Names

The R.I. Center for Justice stands with our clients, their families, our community partners and all members of the Black and Brown communities who are in pain and who are taking action to demand justice for Black lives. We call for an end to police murder of Black people and the removal of police from the public schools.

Read the full statement here.

Family Preparedness Plan / El Plan de Preparación Familiar

The FPP is a free resource for Rhode Island residents at risk of being deported or detained, with instructions on how to appoint a legal guardian or caregiver who would be in charge of their children if they were to become absent.

El PPF es dirigido a los habitantes de Rhode Island que están en riesgo de ser deportados o detenidos, con instrucciones sobre como nombrar a un tutor o cuidador legal que quedaría a cargo de sus hijos e hijas en caso de que se ausenten.

Tenant Advocacy Project

Through bi-monthly clinics, Center for Justice staff attorneys provide brief advice, counsel and where appropriate, full legal representation for low-income tenants struggling with substandard conditions issues.

Students' Right to an Education

On November 28, 2018, the Center for Justice filed a federal class action suit on behalf of all Rhode Island public-school students, asserting that they have a Constitutional right to an education that is being denied in underfunded school districts.

Who We Are

The Rhode Island Center for Justice partners with community groups to protect legal rights and to ensure justice for vulnerable individuals, families, and communities.

What We Do

Protecting legal rights to ensure justice for vulnerable individuals, families, and communities in Rhode Island.

Community Partners

The Center for Justice is committed to lawyering in support of community organizing and collective action.

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