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RWU SCS & General Dynamics PRESENT Exploring a Career in the Defense Industry

Join RWU SCS and members of GD’s Military & Veteran Affairs staff on Wednesday, November 1st from 6 - 7:30PM on our Providence Campus to learn about job opportunities at General Dynamics.

NLIHC: Sign onto Letter Urging HUD to Focus on Housing Needs of Lowest Income People In Disaster Recovery

The NLIHC-led Hurricane Housing Recovery Coalition drafted a new sign-on letter this week urging Congress and HUD to ensure that Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) resources be targeted towards housing for the lowest income people who have the greatest recovery needs.

NLIHC: Announces 2018 Housing Leadership Award Honorees

NLIHC announced the honorees of the 2018 Housing Leadership Awards who will be recognized at NLIHC’s annual Leadership Awards Reception in Washington, DC on March 20, 2018.

PBN: Five Questions With: Brenda Clement

Brenda Clement is the director of HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University, which this week released its 2017 Housing Fact Book, an annual barometer of housing affordability in the Ocean State. She spoke with the Providence Business News about some of the trends.

PBN: One-in-three households with mortgage cost-burdened in R.I.

More than one-in-three households in Rhode Island with a mortgaged property are housing cost-burdened, and the rate rises to one-in-two for renters, according to research by HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University.

Providence Journal: Affordable housing in R.I. lags, says report

For families with household incomes below $50,000, the improving housing market in 2016 meant rising prices, and fewer homes and apartments they can afford to rent or buy, according to a new report from HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University.

ProJo: In Exeter, landscaped meadows transform Deer Brook Estates from its gravel pit past

Deer Brook Estates had the appeal of a gravel pit when Mary and Harry Armen Jr. moved into their new condo in 2009. Later, it was transformed by inspired landscaping from its former life as a gravel quarry. The property just south of the R.I. Veterans Cemetery on Route 2 was owned by a Michael D’Ambra company called Rico Corp. D’Ambra and Hugh A. Fisher became partners to build Deer Brook Estates, which Fisher marketed as “woman-centric homes.” The concept included adding more and better storage such as closets with multiple shelves, a pantry, laundry facilities on the same floor as bedrooms, and drop zones near the entrance to capture keys, mail, handbags, coats and boots, with charging stations for cell phones, to keep clutter out of the living space.

PBN: Pawtucket Credit Union launches Community Investment Fund

Pawtucket Credit Union has started a new program, dubbed the Community Investment Fund, to support organizations serving “vulnerable populations” in the community.

The Valley Breeze: Smaller homes powering local real estate sales

It was a solid summer for home sales, say local real estate agents, with many buyers of smaller homes getting into bidding wars and paying higher than asking prices. But for those thinking of selling their home into this “seller’s market,” they shouldn’t get too excited, say agents. Prices are merely firming up – finally.

WPRI 12: 100s of RI students are starting the school year homeless. How one shelter is trying to help.

Hundreds of Rhode Island children are starting the school year without a permanent place to live, forcing them to stay with other families, in motels or in the most dire circumstances, on the streets. But a homeless shelter in Middletown is working to support families by assisting mothers to find jobs and affordable housing while also trying to keep children from falling off track in school.

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