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ProJo: Homeless advocate walks Providence streets looking for people struggling in cold

On Friday nights Megan Smith walks through downtown Providence looking for people who may be struggling with homelessness, addiction, poverty — or some combination of the three — to connect with.

NYT: Trump Administration Postpones an Obama Fair-Housing Rule

Undermining another Obama-era initiative, the Trump administration plans to delay enforcement of a federal housing rule that requires communities to address patterns of racial residential segregation.

ProJo: Lawyer: Crossroads will continue to shelter homeless sex offenders as lawsuit plays out

Crossroads Rhode Island will continue to take in sex offenders at a homeless shelter in Cranston under an agreement between the parties to a lawsuit challenging a new state law that limits the number of convicted sex offenders who can be housed in homeless shelters.

PBN: Reed announces $5.8M for homeless assistance programs

Sen. Jack F. Reed announced $5.8 million for Rhode Island homeless assistance programs on Wednesday. The funds come from Continuum of Care grants, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and will be used to support 38 homeless assistance projects around the state.

ProJo: Interfaith vigil at R.I. State House puts focus on helping poor

The start of a new year brought clergy to the State House Wednesday to call for action from Rhode Island lawmakers to combat poverty.

ProJo: Lawsuit to block R.I. limit on sex offenders in shelters goes to court

A U.S. District Court judge on Wednesday will hear a lawsuit by the R.I. affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the new law, which imposes a 10-percent cap on the number of convicted sex offenders who can be housed in homeless shelters.

Westerly Sun: Faith leaders urge General Assembly to pass poverty legislation

The state’s faith leaders are calling on elected officials to pass legislation to reduce poverty.

The Newport Daily News: Warming centers offer shelter from the cold

With temperatures expected to plunge into the teens and single digits in the next few nights, some local organizations are functioning as warming centers for the homeless.

WPRI 12: Volunteers spread holiday cheer, feed homeless on Christmas

Scurrying around the Brightridge Club in East Providence, Darlene Anctil is spending her Christmas day volunteering. Anctil is one of many handing out cake and meals with all the fixings and drink to hundreds of homeless people in Rhode Island.

PBN: FHLB provides $1.8M for affordable housing in Rhode Island

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston last week announced it provided $1.8 million in grants and loans to support affordable housing in Rhode Island.

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