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HousingWire: Amazon pick for second HQ likely in already overheated housing market

The moment we’ve all been waiting on baited breath for finally happened this week, as Amazon revealed the 20 finalists for its second headquarters, commonly referred to as Amazon HQ2.

GoLocal Prov: Crossroads RI COO Wilcox on Challenges & Solutions to Homelessness in RI

Chief Operating Officer of Crossroads Rhode Island, Michelle Wilcox says in 2017 their organization served over 3,200 individuals. She says while they know the solution to homelessness is housing, the Rhode Island economy makes it difficult because housing prices are high, and vacancy rates are extremely low, which drives the cost of hosing up even further. Another challenge for helping the homeless population in Rhode Island is funding.

Warwick Beacon: Citizens Bank provides $9M for W. Warwick housing project

Citizens Bank announced recently that its Community Development Group has provided $9 million in financing in the form of a tax-exempt bond to Pawtucket Development Group, LLC for the acquisition and renovation of a vacant historic mill, known as Lippitt Mill, located in West Warwick, into 65 residential housing units.

Brookings: City and metro income inequality data reveal ups and downs through 2016

Research has historically framed income inequality as a national issue, one best addressed through national monetary and fiscal policies that raise demand for labor and redistribute resources from the rich to the poor. Yet widening disparities across and within places in the United States, revealed in debates around wages, housing affordability, and public safety, have motivated policymakers and researchers to pay increased attention to inequality’s local dimensions.

PBN: Laros receives 2017 Dorothy Lohmann Community Service Award

Erica Laros of Laros Law in Providence was awarded the 2017 ­Dorothy Lohmann Community Service Award for her work on behalf of the Childhood Lead Action Project. The Rhode Island Bar Association’s award honors lawyers who make noteworthy contributions in time and effort to a Rhode Island nonprofit organization on a strictly volunteer basis.

PBN: Five Questions With: Joseph M. McNamara

Rhode Island has an aging population and one of the oldest housing stocks in the country.

Enterprise: Community Developments: Including Housing in Infrastructure Funds, HUD Awards Recovery Funds to PR

A daily roundup of news impacting housing and communities. February 1, 2018

UWRI: Awarding $100,000 in Grants From Housing For All Fund

Continuing its commitment to addressing and solving Rhode Island’s lack of housing affordability, United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) is awarding $100,000 in grants from its Housing For All Fund to four local organizations. Funds will be distributed in January 2018, and each organization was selected for their ability to put promising program ideas into action to facilitate change at the systems level.

HNRI Seeks Community and Partner Engagement Specialist

The Housing Network of Rhode Island is seeking a dynamic and passionate individual to develop and implement a robust community engagement strategy that is focused on building a grassroots network of residents and leaders who are committed to increasing affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate-income Rhode Islanders and coordinate communications and messaging activities across partners.

Enterprise: Community Developments: Updates on AFH Suspension, CR Averts Government Shutdown

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