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AP: Providence activists push for rent-control in city

Activists in Providence launched a campaign this week to put a rent-control initiative on the upcoming fall ballot.

ProJo: Rent-control activists protest effort to evict elderly Providence couple

Meeting Wednesday morning at the home of an elderly couple facing eviction, about 20 activists from DARE (Direct Action for Rights and Equality) announced the start of an effort to put a rent-control initiative on the Providence ballot this fall.

GoLocal Prov: Harris on “Housing Struggle” Exhibit at Prov Archives for Black History Month, on LIVE

Providence City Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris joined GoLocal News Editor Kate Nagle to talk about her work, along with other council members, in partnering with the Providence City Archives, for the 2018 Black History Month Exhibit: Home? The Housing Struggle in Providence From 1950 through Today.

Narragansett Times: SKTC addresses affordable housing needs

The town council voted during its meeting Monday to use a portion of the money in its affordable housing trust fund for consulting services to make amendments to the town’s zoning ordinance to better address the need for affordable housing.

ProJo: Proposal would ‘scoop’ money from RI Housing to balance budget

While Rhode Island voters have supported $75 million in affordable housing bonds in recent years, the General Assembly has taken to raiding its own quasi-public housing bank — Rhode Island Housing — to balance its budget.

Enterprise: Community Developments: Study Highlights Connection between Access to Mortgage Loans and Race

A daily roundup of news impacting housing and communities. February 15, 2018.

RICH: Open positions at RI Coalition for the Homeless!

The Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless is very excited to announce three open positions.

NLIHC: FHFA Protects Funding to the National Housing Trust Fund

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced its decision to protect funding for the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) in 2018! FHFA’s decision is an important step forward, but far more resources are needed. Join NLIHC and nearly 1,300 organizations from across the country by signing onto a national letter urging Congress to expand the HTF to reach more people in need of affordable, accessible homes.

Enterprise: Community Developments: Protecting Funding for Housing and Community Development Programs

A daily roundup of news impacting housing and communities. February 14, 2018.

Reed Lauds Independent Effort by Federal Housing Finance Agency Director to Preserve Needed Funding Program for Affordable Rental Housing

U.S. Senator Jack Reed, who led the effort to establish the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) and who is a senior member of the Senate Banking Committee, issued the following statement:

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