Residential Life

Contacts and Resources

Living on your own, especially for the first time, can be daunting when you find yourself in need of assistance. We have important and useful contacts for you.

Office of Residential Life

Graduate Center E (42 Charlesfield Street)
Phone: 401-863-3500
Fax: 401-863-1331
Email: [email protected]

Lawyer retained by UCS

Peter J. Cerilli
401-751-5090

Coalition for Consumer Justice

Advocate for tenant rights and information
50 Brown Street, Cranston RI 02920
401-670-6205

Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc.

Free legal aid to those whose income does not exceed poverty-level limits (students included)
56 Pine Street, Providence, RI 02903
401-274-2652

Department of Inspection and Standards, City of Providence

For housing code complaints
190 Dyer Street, Providence, RI 02903
401-421-7740

Brown Office of Insurance and Risk

401-863-9481

Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

The Landlord-Tenant Handbook by the R.I. Department of Administration, Division of Planning is a general reference on landlord-tenant relationships based on Rhode Island General Law, Chapter 34-18, entitled the "Residential Landlord and Tenant Act," effective since January 1, 1987.

Providence Fire/Rescue - EMS

Non-emergency Fire Dept. Headquarters
401-243-6060
Emergency: Dial 911

Providence Police

Non-emergency concerns
401-272-3121
Emergency: Dial 911

Brown University: Department of Public Safety

Non-emergency concerns
401-863-3322
Emergency
401-863-4111

Brown University Environmental Health and Safety

164 Angell Street
401-863-3353

Electricity

National Grid Company
280 Melrose Street, Providence, RI 02907
1-800-322-3223
TTY/TDD for Hearing Impaired 1-800-793-5046
To report power outages only 1-800-909-1212

TV, Telephone or Internet Services

Natural Gas

National Grid Company
100 Weybosset St, Providence, RI 02903
401-272-5040