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The Jamestown Press: Town eyes purchase of Carr Lane parcel

The town wants to purchase private property off North Main Road that would provide affordable housing while preserving the watershed of the main reservoir.

ProJo: R.I. house prices climb 8 percent in third quarter

Home prices in Rhode Island continued to climb in the third quarter of 2017, as the median house price hit $265,000, “the highest quarterly median price in a decade,” according to the state Realtors’ association.

PBN: Cola using banking experience, skills to fuel LISC’s early-stage impact

Career changers are common in today’s workforce. Those switching industries bring broad perspectives and fresh skill sets to new fields but can make the modern-day corporate ladder look more like a winding road at times.

Newport This Week: Newport Second in State in Low- or Moderate-Income Housing

A recently released housing report for Rhode Island shows that Newport is second only to Woonsocket in the percentage of residents who are classified as low- or moderate-income.

RI Office of Housing & CD & HRC: Building Homes Rhode Island, Request for Proposals (RFP) 2017

The State Housing Resources Commission (HRC) is pleased to announce the availability of resources under the Building Homes Rhode Island (BHRI) program, a State-funded (Affordable Housing Bond) initiative. Working with RI Housing and other stakeholders, the HRC will utilize this program to create and preserve affordable housing throughout Rhode Island.

NCRC: Santander Announces “Inclusive Communities” Plan – A New $11 Billion, Five-Year Community Commitment

Santander US CEO Scott Powell today announced Santander’s “Inclusive Communities” plan, Santander Bank’s new $11 billion, agreement with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) to increase lending, community development, and charitable giving.

RICH: Position Description, Executive Director

The Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless (RICH), a statewide organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Rhode Island, is looking for their next Executive Director.

The Kent County Daily Times: Housing authority partners with URI Community Nursing Program

The West Warwick Housing Authority announced their partnership with the University of Rhode Island’s Community Health Student Nurses; Program. Student nurses, participating in the program, visit the Housing Authority’s two elderly/disabled developments at West Warwick Manor and Clyde Tower to conduct health screening of residents. Many residents have benefited from the program.

The Block Island Times: Letter to the Editor

Just a few notes of wonder and questions from the “Resident Island Pundit.” We have two ignominious failures at the Town Hall level that stand out. Many more that are present, but there are some just below the radar, such as the $60,000 cost per pupil at the school. Then the $8,000,000 internet.

The Block Island Times: On the horns of a (housing) dilemma

With the current travails of Edward Roberge, the Town Council appointed Town Manager, whose negotiations are on hold until he finds housing on Block Island, the Town of New Shoreham is facing what Town Councilor Chris Willi says is a “critical issue” that should be addressed by providing a “housing stipend.” (Roberge told The Block Island Times on Wednesday that he feels he’s getting closer to finding housing.)

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