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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.

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.

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: Providence Housing providing jobs training for over 200 residents

More than 200 residents of the Hartford Parks and Manton Heights public housing developments have enrolled in Jobs Plus, a grant-funded program run by the Providence Housing Authority.

The Narragansett Times: Habitat for Humanity welcomes new leader

Habitat for Humanity has welcomed a new face as its executive director. Colin Penney took over the position on Oct. 30 after a nationwide search. Penney takes over the post from Lou Raymond, who is set to retire later this year after 15 years of service to the Charlestown non-profit organization, a branch of the nationwide non-profit which seeks to provide affordable, quality housing for all.

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.

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.

NBEP: Planning Effective Projects Workshop

In this interactive workshop, using your own project idea, you will learn how to design it to achieve measurable results. You'll sharpen your skills in information gathering, project planning, and evaluation preparation, and walk away with confidence in how to build in accountability and strategic thinking for project success. ~To ensure that you're ready to dive into the workshop material, you'll be asked to complete a short assignment and participate in a brief call before the workshop; in total these tasks will not exceed 1.5 hours~

PCFD: RIBBON CUTTING: 39 Knight Street, Central Falls

Join PCF Development on November 29th at 11am for a short speaking ceremony followed by a tour of the first completed building in the Branch Blackstone development.

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.

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