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Portsmouth Patch: Here's How Much Money You Need To Live In Portsmouth

Newport County is the priciest places to live in Rhode Island, according to the Economic Policy Institute. The organization recently released its 2018 family budget calculator that estimates how costly it is to live in each of America's 3,142 counties and 611 metro areas.

ProJo: HUD to complete foreclosure of 74-unit South Providence development

Rhode Island Housing’s Board of Commissioners learned Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will soon complete a long-anticipated foreclosure of the deteriorated Barbara Jordan II housing development in upper South Providence.

NYT: Under Ben Carson, HUD Scales Back Fair Housing Enforcement

The Trump administration is attempting to scale back federal efforts to enforce fair housing laws, freezing enforcement actions against local governments and businesses, including Facebook, while sidelining officials who have aggressively pursued civil rights cases.

ProJo: R.I. bills would allow Medicaid funds to be used for housing

Two bills that could lead to the use of Medicaid funds to house chronically homeless Rhode Islanders unanimously passed the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on Tuesday.

Providence American: Progress for some, not all Rhode Island families

Low-income people who work hard and play by the rules should be able to build a better life for themselves and their families. A new report by Prosperity Now (formerly CFED) shows that while Rhode Island has made some progress to help low-income families build a more prosperous future, more remains to be done.

PBN: RIH allocates $3.5M in affordable housing funds

Rhode Island Housing’s board of commissioners approved the allocation of $3.5 million in Housing Trust Fund resources for two projects that will revitalize homes for 145 Rhode Island families, RIH announced Tuesday. This is the first allocation from the state’s HTF resources.

Enterprise: Community Developments: New Report Highlights the Continued Success and Necessity of the Housing Credit

A daily roundup of news impacting housing and communities: March 27, 2018.

Institute for Nonprofit Practice: Building Rhode Island's Nonprofit Capacity

The Institute for Nonprofit Practice has begun to recruit for the next cohort scheduled to begin this fall. The Institute for Nonprofit Practice is having an open house on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 5:00PM at the United Way of Rhode Island, 50 Valley Street in Providence. This will be an opportunity to informally share information on the program with prospective students.

PPS: The numbers tell all: RI is powered by preservation

Did you know that preservation adds $1.4 billion annually to the Rhode Island economy? A groundbreaking study of the impacts of historic preservation in Rhode Island was released this week, citing stats that make a very strong case for safeguarding our historic resources.

NLIHC: Advocates and Congressional Champions Secure Increased Affordable Housing Funding for 2018

The final fiscal year (FY) 2018 spending bill – released yesterday, March 21, by Congressional leaders – includes a significant increase in funding for affordable housing and community development programs at HUD and USDA, along with an increase in Low Income Housing Tax Credits and an important reform to the tax program.

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