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ProJo: R.I. facing a crisis in affordable housing

North Kingstown duplex illustrates the regulatory battles developers face; state’s housing crisis will rival those in Boston, New York and San Francisco, where costs have escalated to the point where only the wealthy can buy homes.

The Block Island Times: Church’s affordable housing project funded

“It’s an idea whose time has come.” That’s what Tony Pappas said about the four one-bedroom affordable rental apartments that will be built at the Harbor Church for a price tag of about $450,000 and be ready for occupancy in January of 2019. Pappas spoke with The Block Island Times about the project, his brainchild, after a public hearing before the Zoning Board of Review on Tuesday night.

ProJo: Help for Rhode Islanders is just a phone call away

For 11 years, United Way’s 2-1-1 has been helping Rhode Islanders in need, handling 194,735 calls in 2017, many from people seeking financial help, information about health services, or food.

ProJo: Champion of Providence preservation to retire

Clarke Schoettle, who has worked on neighborhood revitalization in Providence for nearly 35 years, will retire in June as executive director of the Providence Revolving Fund.

The Valley Breeze: Lincoln Housing Authority rated ‘High Performer’

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has rated Lincoln Housing Authority’s Public Housing Program as a “High Performer” for their Public Housing Assessment System Score for fiscal year 2017, scoring 97 percent.

ProJo: Lawmakers examine state of affordable housing in R.I.

Since the General Assembly passed the state’s affordable housing law in 1991, only five communities have met the law’s basic requirement: a housing stock that is at least 10-percent affordable.

NeighborWorks America: Making every community a place of opportunity

Our mission is to make every community in America a place of opportunity. To make that vision possible, we must create pathways out of poverty, paving the way for individuals, families and communities to overcome situational as well as social barriers to achieve their goals. In this community report, we highlight a few examples from the past year of how we are creatively and effectively empowering people, revitalizing places and implementing programs that make it all possible.

RIAHH: Official Launch! Here is all you need to use Rhode Island One Touch

The Rhode Island One Touch tool is ready to go live! For those using One Touch during home visits, below the key documents and resources are provided.

EPI: Highlights of the Governor’s Proposed FY 2019 Budget

The Governor’s proposed FY2019 budget (“the budget”) totals $9.2 billion, an increase of $5.2 million over the enacted FY2018 budget. This includes $3.8 billion in general revenue (increased by $25.0 million from enacted FY2018) and $3.1 billion in federal funds (a decrease of $52.3 million from enacted FY2018) with the balance from restricted receipts and other sources.

Enterprise: Community Developments: The Impact of Tax Reform on Affordable Housing Production

A daily roundup of news impacting housing and communities. February 6th.

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