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ProJo: ACLU challenges R.I. high court rule restricting nonprofits

A Massachusetts fair housing advocacy group is arguing that a Rhode Island Supreme Court rule requiring that nonprofit organizations only represent indigent clients is preventing it from providing legal assistance to people who are facing housing discrimination.

2018 Housing Fact Book Release: 10/19

At the 2018 Housing Fact Book Luncheon, HousingWorks RI at RWU will host Tiffany Manuel, Vice President of Knowledge, Impact and Strategy for Enterprise Community Partners as our keynote speaker.

ProJo: R.I. needs more homes

Rhode Island has long fallen short in meeting its housing needs, and it’s gotten to the point where no matter where you turn, the numbers are bleak. The state’s per capita housing production was the lowest in the nation last year, and it’s been either the lowest or one of the lowest for more than a decade.

ProJo: My Turn: Joseph Shekarchi: Commuter rail a sound R.I. investment

The fact that Boston is on the “short list” for the new Amazon headquarters raises a question for Rhode Island: how can we benefit if the company does land an hour north of us? The state House of Representatives and I have long been thinking about how to take advantage of the economic opportunities Boston presents for Rhode Island. The best place to start is to ask: “What do people who work in Boston need that Rhode Island can provide — maybe even better than Boston can?”

WPRI12: WPRI 12/RWU Poll: RI voters back abortion bill, concerned on housing

Nearly half of Rhode Island voters support a proposed bill to enshrine the right to abortion in state law, and most are concerned about housing costs, an exclusive WPRI 12/Roger Williams University poll released Monday shows.

GoLocal Prov: 15,000 RI Families Living in Public Housing Are Now Protected from Secondhand Smoke, Says RI Lung

According to the American Lung Association, a new smokefree housing rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will protect as many as 15,000 RI families who are currently living in public housing communities from secondhand smoke.

ProAm: Assembly extends foreclosure mediation law

The General Assembly today approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Harold M. Metts and Rep. Mary Duffy Messier to add five years to the life of an expiring law that keeps families in their homes and avoids foreclosure.

PBN: Report: R.I. homebuilding codes don’t cover all storm risks

Rhode Island again scored well in a recent report on the strength and enforcement of its homebuilding codes. However, with the 2018 hurricane season underway, several factors could put the state’s housing stock at risk in the event of a major storm.

ProJo: R.I.’s second-quarter house prices highest in 11 years

Although the number of sales slowed, the state’s median house price for the second quarter of 2018, $280,000, was the highest quarterly price in 11 years. The median price was also up nearly 9 percent compared with the second quarter of 2017, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors and the Statewide Multiple Listing Service reported Wednesday.

RI Livable Homes Grant: Information

5 reasons to check out the RI Livable Homes grant.

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