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Rhode Island Alliance for Healthy Housing: NELCC Conference

New England Lead Conference

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Nashua Courtyard Marriott and Event Center

2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH

We invite you to be a part of the second New England Lead Conference taking place on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in Nashua, NH. Hosted by the New England Lead Coordinating Committee, the conference will include a variety of educational sessions focusing on lead prevention, policy, model programs, outreach, the EPA’s Renovation, Remodeling and Repair Rule (RRP), lead abatement, compliance, and the economics of lead poisoning.

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October 4, 2017 in EventsLocal Interest

The Narragansett Times: Dziobek steps down as Welcome House director

By KENDRA GRAVELLE Sep 29, 2017

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—When Joseph Dziobek accepted the position of executive director of Welcome House of South County nearly three years ago, he had expected the job would make for a simple transition into retirement.

But what was intended as a part-time gig turned into much more than that for Dziobek, who this week left his post.

“It’s been a challenge,” said Dziobek, whose last day on the job was Monday. “And it’s been very satisfying—I feel very close to the people who have been a part of it.”

Dziobek, 66, took the job at Welcome House after retiring from his career as CEO of Fellowship Health Resources. He said he intended only to stay for two or three years.

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October 4, 2017 in Local Interest

Final Days to Register: 2017 Housing Fact Book Release

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Morning Session: 8:00am - 11:30am
Location: Roger Williams University,1 Empire Street, Providence RI

Luncheon: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street, Providence RI

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October 3, 2017 in EventsLocal Interest

Rhode Island College: The Defamation Experience

Monday, October 30, 2017
5:00PM - Doors Open
6:00PM - Performance
GAIGE 100

SPONSORED BY: THE DIVISION OF COMMUNITY EQUITY AND DIVERSITY AND THE DIVISION OF STUDENT SUCCESS 

RACE, CLASS, RELIGION, AND GENDER COLLEGE IN A RIVERTING COURTROOM DRAMA

THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE

THE PLAY * THE DELIBERATION * THE DISCUSSION

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September 27, 2017 in EventsLocal Interest

NLIHC: Sign Letters to Support Equitable Housing Recovery after Devastating Hurricanes

Help ensure that low income people and neighborhoods are treated fairly after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. A broad coalition of national, state, and local organizations is calling on Congress, FEMA, and HUD to ensure that the federal response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria is complete and equitable for everyone, especially families and individuals with the lowest incomes who are often the hardest hit by disasters and have the fewest resources to recover afterwards.

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September 27, 2017 in Local InterestNational News

Roger Williams University: Social Justice Month Events

Social Justice Month

Thursday, Oct 19

 

Mary Tefft White Center

How Housing Works

Workshop

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Sponsored by Housing Works RI and RWU Chief Diversity Officer

Keywords: socioeconomic status, race, jobs, housing, equity

Workshop

Workshop with Brenda Clement, Director of Housing Works Rhode Island and Ame Lambert, RWU Chief Diversity Officer.

An overview of housing issues in Rhode Island and connections to the larger social justice agenda.

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September 25, 2017 in Local Interest

Providence Journal: People on the move for the week of Sept. 17

Posted Sep 13, 2017 at 5:34 PM

Updated Sep 13, 2017 at 5:34 PM

Rhode Island LISC

Rhode Island Local Initiatives Support Corportation has welcomed two new employees. Jeremiah O’Grady, of Lincoln, joined LISC as program officer after spending more than 12 years at ONE Neighborhood Builders as real estate project manager and director of asset management and operations.

Liz Klinkenberg, of Warwick, was hired as communications director. She brings more than 15 years of public relations experience to her new position, including work for The Miami Herald and The Providence Journal.

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September 25, 2017 in Local Interest

The Providence American: Reed Announces $300k in Community Development Grants for NeighborWorks Affiliates

WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to promote healthy, vibrant neighborhoods across Rhode Island, U.S. Senator Jack Reed today announced an additional $300,000 in federal funding for three Rhode Island-based affiliates of NeighborWorks America (NeighborWorks). These federal funds will help NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, ONE Neighborhood Builders, and West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation to provide affordable housing opportunities, generate job growth, and enhance economic stability for working families. Earlier this year, Senator Reed also helped to secure over $750,000 in federal funding for NeighborWorks affiliates in Rhode Island, bringing total NeighborWorks investment in the state to above $1 million for fiscal year 2017.

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September 21, 2017 in Federal NewsLocal Interest

The Providence American: Providence Unveils PVD Gives Donation Station

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined members of the City Council, public safety officials, and community leaders who have been named to the PVD Gives commission for the unveiling of the City’s first Donation Station at Kennedy Plaza. The retrofitted parking meter is one of ten stations that will be installed across the city to collect funds that will support local organizations that provide housing and services to those in need.

“PVD Gives and the new Donation Stations make it easier to give back,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “Our collective generosity can make all the difference in the lives of those striving to get back on their feet. I encourage visitors and residents to chip in and be part of the solution.”

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September 21, 2017 in Local Interest

Providence Journal: Report: New England losing 65 acres of forestland per day

By Steve LeBlanc / Associated Press

Posted Sep 19, 2017 at 11:21 AM

Updated Sep 19, 2017 at 11:21 AM

BOSTON — New England has been losing forestland to development at a rate of 65 acres per day — a loss that comes at a time when public funding for preservation of open land, both state and federal, has also been on the decline in all six states.

That’s the conclusion of a report released Tuesday by the Harvard Forest, a research institute of Harvard University.

The study found public funding for land conservation in New England dropped by half between 2008 and 2014 to $62 million per year, slightly lower than 2004 levels.

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