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Providence Journal: Report: Homeless count in RI rises by 1.7 percent

The homeless population in Rhode Island has increased by nearly 2 percent.

POLITICO: VA kills plan to cut homeless-vet program after outcry

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has killed a plan to shift money from a major homelessness program in response to a wave of protest from veterans' advocates, who said the move would aggravate conditions for chronically ill and vulnerable vets.

The Valley Breeze: Thanks to nonprofit group, families move into new homes for the holidays

Carmen Catalan says she couldn’t be happier to be home for the holidays this year. She and her family settled into a newly renovated affordable housing unit at 39-41 Knight St. in Central Falls on Dec. 1.

NLIHC Seeks National Multisector Housing Campaign Director

NLIHC and a group of other leading national organizations seeks a campaign director to lead the building and implementation of a new, long-term multi-sector campaign that will address the housing needs of the nation’s most vulnerable households.

Providence Journal: New life for vacant buildings in Olneyville

Foreclosed and abandoned properties that had become magnets for criminal activity in Olneyville were targeted for inclusion in Amherst Gardens, ONE Neighborhood Builders’ newest development.

Providence Journal: $3.8M in blight-relief grants approved by RI Housing

A playground for an elementary school in South Providence, downtown revitalization in Woonsocket, and a new continuing-education center in Central Falls were among the projects that won support in the first round of awards from the $10-million urban revitalization/blight relief fund approved by state voters in 2016 as part of the $50-million affordable housing bond.

Providence American: PHA Celebrates Jobs Plus Program

The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) held a press event to celebrate its Jobs Plus Program (JPP) on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 10:30am. The event took place at 50 Laurel Hill Avenue.

The Brown Daily Herald: HOPE membership, influence grows in Rhode Island

Loud conversation and the smell of meatloaf baking filled the entryway of All Saints Memorial Church in downtown Providence Nov. 14. At the church every Tuesday, the hungry and homeless can find a free and freshly cooked dinner provided by nonprofit City Meal Site. On that Tuesday night, the short, graying and flannel-clad Reverend Maryalice Sullivan greeted homeless and formerly homeless individuals. On their way out, the constituents were stopped by a few University students, who asked to discuss political advocacy for the homeless.

ProJo: Tenants will start moving into homes at $11.2M Central Falls, Pawtucket affordable housing project

Tenants will move in Friday to the first completed building in the 46-unit Branch Blackstone affordable housing development, a renovated three-family home at 39-41 Knight St.

The Rhode Show: Crossroads’ 2017 Holiday Giving Catalog

Help Crossroads Rhode Island provide families with some basic comforts this holiday season, whether it’s shelter from the elements, nutritious meals, warm socks or sturdy shoes.

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