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Amy Cola
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The Valley Breeze: School officials unclear on lack of homeless grant

School officials say they have been unable to determine why the local school district was again left out of a late October grant award to support local homeless students. Housing advocates recently estimated that there are 68 homeless students in Pawtucket currently.

PBN: Five Questions With: Paola N. Fernandez

Five Questions With: Paola N. Fernandez, December, 2019

Commerce Seeking Applications for Rebuild Rhode Island Tax Credits Focused on Manufacturing, Historic Rehabilitations, Mixed-Use in Opportunity Zones, and Workforce Housing

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced today it is seeking applications to the Rebuild RI Tax Credit Program for projects focused on manufacturing, historic rehabilitations, and mixed-use developments in Opportunity Zones or involving workforce and affordable housing.
NLIHC: House Approves Reforming Disaster Recovery Act!

NLIHC: House Approves Reforming Disaster Recovery Act!

Thanks to your advocacy and the work of NLIHC’s Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition, the House voted yesterday to approve H.R. 3702, the “Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019,” by a vote of 290-118!

NLIHC: Historic

For the first time in memory – if not in history – a moderator in a presidential debate asked candidates for their solutions to the nation’s housing affordability crisis.

ProJo: In Pawtucket, 2 homeless men killed on highways remembered in vigil

Two Rhode Island men, both known to live on the streets, both fatally injured as pedestrians this fall, were remembered at a candlelight vigil on Monday night.

PBN: Five Questions With: Bob DaSilva

Five Questions With: Bob DaSilva, November 2019

The Public's Radio: Ep. 21: What Happened To The Triple Decker Dream?

For generations, the triple decker home provided a reliable path for thousands of immigrants who dreamed of becoming homeowners. But, today, things are changing.

ProJo: In PVD, half the high school students missed at least 10 percent of school days last year. The state officials now in charge say that has to change

About half of all Providence high school students missed 18 days of school or more last year. In some schools, those rates were even higher. At Hope and Central high schools, for example, about 63% of kids were absent at least 18 days, or 10 percent of the 180-day school year. With Providence schools now under control of the state, officials say improving the attendance of students in the city has to be a priority.

Convergence RI: 1 in 3 RI households are facing housing cost crisis

It is a fact of life for many low and middle income households that they need to make difficult choices when it comes to paying for the kind of home they need versus their other obligations, like health care, childcare, or even what type of groceries they buy. For those with student debt or trying to save for retirement, the pressures are even greater.

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