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PBN: Housing Network of Rhode Island announces 2018 awardees, annual meeting

The Housing Network of Rhode Island will mark a year of progress in affordable housing at its annual meeting on May 21, where it will honor its 2018 awardees.

ConvergenceRI: An impromptu tour of the West End, the cultural mecca of Providence

The latest national magazine to sing the praises of Providence was Vogue, in its March 15 edition, in an article entitled, “Why Providence Should Be Your Next Weekend Getaway” when looking for great food, music and art.

Convergence RI: The Pb funk

No one disputes that heart disease is still the number one killer of men and women, the underlying cause of death for some 800,000 Americans each year, accounting for a third of all deaths in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association.

Encuentro 2018: A National Conference on Latino Heritage and Historic Preservation

Latinos in Heritage Conservation, Rhode Island Latino Arts, and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission are proud to present Encuentro 2018. Spanning three days of programs in Providence and the Blackstone Valley, this groundbreaking event brings together the 3rd National Convening of Latinos in Heritage Conservation and the 33rd Annual Statewide Rhode Island Historic Preservation Conference.

NLIHC: Leading National Orgs in Education, Civil Rights, Healthcare and More Join in a Campaign to Increase Affordable Housing Across America

The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign launched today at the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s (NLIHC’s) Housing Policy Forum in Washington, DC. With financial support from the Funders for Housing and Opportunity, NLIHC launched this new multi-sector affordable homes campaign together with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Children’s HealthWatch, Make Room, and the National Alliance to End Homelessness, and with a steering committee that includes Catholic Charities USA, Children’s Defense Fund, Community Catalyst, Food Research and Action Center, NAACP, National Alliance on Mental Illness, National Association of Community Health Centers, National Education Association, and UnidosUS.

Capital Magnet Award: Congrats Rhode Island Housing!

Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation, a nonprofit housing organization, was created in 1973 with a mission to ensure that those who live or work in Rhode Island can secure a healthy, attractive home that meets their budget and their needs. The organization will use its FY 2017 Capital Magnet Fund award to capitalize an affordable housing fund that will provide gap financing for multifamily, 4 percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credit projects that are ready to proceed and have committed funding sources, but need additional gap funding to move forward.

ProJo: R.I. bill seeks to end Section 8 stigma

The federal Housing Choice Voucher program was created during the Reagan administration to give low-income tenants a way to find housing of their own choosing in the private market, instead of being limited to Section 8-financed projects. But in Rhode Island, that intended choice and mobility are often pre-empted by landlords who say: “No Section 8.”

Enterprise: Community Developments: Enterprise Submits Comments on the Implementation of Opportunity Zones

A daily roundup of news impacting housing and communities. March 16, 2018.

NEHN: Homes Matter in New England

The New England Housing Network produced an infographic, Homes Matter in New England.

NLIHC: Now Available: The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes 2018

NLIHC released today its report The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, which finds a shortage of 7.2 million affordable and available rental homes for extremely low income (ELI) renter households, those with incomes at or below the poverty level or 30% of their area median income. The report calls for increasing investments in affordable housing programs for the lowest income households like the national Housing Trust Fund, Housing Choice Vouchers, and public housing, and for expanding and improving the Low Income Housing Tax Credit so it serves more ELI households.

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