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Pillowcase Project Update, March 2020

Pillowcase Project Update, March 2020

LISC RI: A Message to Our Borrowers, Partners and LISC Community

The well-being of the LISC community is one of our highest priorities. LISC is taking action to ensure that we can continue to support the people and places where we work -- to that end, LISC has implemented new lending provisions. Please reach out to us to discuss any issues your project or business is facing.

What's Up Newp: Festival Field Apartments sells for $33.25 million

Festival Field Apartments has been sold and plans are already in the works for a major rehabilitation of the property. The 204-unit Section 8 family apartment property, located at 90 Girard Avenue, was recently purchased by Fairstead for $32 million.

PBN: Federal, state governments move quickly to stabilize housing through COVID-19 crisis

Federal, state governments move quickly to stabilize housing through COVID-19 crisis.

PBN: Five Questions With: Jennifer Hawkins, March 2020

5 Questions with Jennifer Hawkins of ONE Neighborhood Builders, March 2020.

PBN: Realtors association: No more open houses, use tech instead

The spring open house has moved online. The Rhode Island Association of Realtors on Saturday called upon 5,000 Realtors working in the state to stop holding open houses until further notice to help stop the spread of the highly contagious new coronavirus.

Novogradac: Fannie, Freddie Offer Multifamily Mortgage Forbearance, but Forbid Evictions

Fannie, Freddie Offer Multifamily Mortgage Forbearance, but Forbid Evictions

PVD Housing Authority: Providence Housing Issuing Special Operations Plan, Asking Tenants and Guests to Suspend High Rise Visits for Safety of Residents

Providence Housing Issuing Special Operations Plan, Asking Tenants and Guests to Suspend High Rise Visits for Safety of Residents

RIH: Important update on the Statewide Housing Planning

Important update on the Statewide Housing Planning from RIHousing.

RIH: An Important Message for our Partners

An Important Message for our Partners from RIHousing.

HUD: FHA Suspends Foreclosures and Evictions Amid COVID-19 National Emergency

HUD: FHA Suspends Foreclosures and Evictions Amid COVID-19 National Emergency

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) published Mortgagee Letter 2020-04, “Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium in Connection with the Presidentially-Declared COVID-19 National Emergency,” which announces an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for all FHA-insured single family mortgages for a 60-day period.

Valley Breeze: Neighbors push back on 44-unit Breakneck Hollow project

Standing at the end of his driveway, Michael Conway watches cars exit Route 146 onto Breakneck Hill Road. Many drivers slow down at the end of the ramp, but never stop, turning right and zooming past Conway and the MacColl YMCA across the street.

Valley Breeze: Town’s new Planner Wiegand learning on the job

Newly appointed Town Planner Brent Wiegand says he’s “still figuring it all out” when it comes to how North Providence functions and the issues facing its residents, and he’s promising to get up to speed quickly.

WPRI 12: ‘Stay home’: COVID-19 advice doesn’t work for RI’s homeless population

The mantra repeated daily among state leaders, public health officials, school administrators and employers is simple: “If you’re sick, stay home.”

ProJo: Homeless face new barriers with rise of virus

As the coronavirus continues to spread across the country and world, Gov. Gina Raimondo has given one clear message to Rhode Islanders — stay home.

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