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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Providence Journal: Years after devastating flood, some Cranston homeowners still wait for government buyout

On Perkins Avenue, a long row of suburban homes comes to a sudden end — instead, trees and shrubs grow freely and wild turkeys shuffle through tall grass. It’s hard to believe that it’s been only seven years since the 10 homes that used to occupy these plots were demolished.

RI Catholic: Students take initiative to help homeless with successful service project

St. Luke’s Parish in Barrington participates in the Loaves and Fishes Rhode Island ministry which delivers food, clothes and new socks and underwear to the homeless.

The Independent: Local nonprofits to team up for holidays

Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale is partnering up with Welcome House of South County for a holiday drive to benefit local children, seniors and homeless adults.

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.

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