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Tax Bill ‘Will Put Families Out On The Streets,’ Say Housing Advocates in Rhode Island

Housing advocates in Rhode Island representing a wide coalition of housing groups including community development corporations (CDCS); public housing authorities (PHAs); homeless shelter providers and advocates issued the following statement on the tax bills passed by the House of Representatives and Senate Finance last week.

NLIHC: Tenant Talk Now Available

Produced by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Tenant Talk is a semi-annual newsletter created to engage residents in housing advocacy and to highlight innovative approaches and recent victories in communities throughout the United States.

RICH: Hiring a Director of Coordinated Housing Placement

Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless is hiring a full time position, Director of Coordinated Housing Placement. Applications are due by 5:00PM on Wednesday, December 13th.

MassNAHRO Position Announcement: Executive Director

MassNAHRO, the leading housing and community development advocate for the provision and preservation of adequate and affordable housing for those with low and moderate incomes, is seeking a dynamic new Executive Director.

The Narragansett Times: Habitat for Humanity welcomes new leader

Habitat for Humanity has welcomed a new face as its executive director. Colin Penney took over the position on Oct. 30 after a nationwide search. Penney takes over the post from Lou Raymond, who is set to retire later this year after 15 years of service to the Charlestown non-profit organization, a branch of the nationwide non-profit which seeks to provide affordable, quality housing for all.

ProJo: Providence Housing providing jobs training for over 200 residents

More than 200 residents of the Hartford Parks and Manton Heights public housing developments have enrolled in Jobs Plus, a grant-funded program run by the Providence Housing Authority.

ProJo: R.I. house prices climb 8 percent in third quarter

Home prices in Rhode Island continued to climb in the third quarter of 2017, as the median house price hit $265,000, “the highest quarterly median price in a decade,” according to the state Realtors’ association.

ProJo: An Epidemic on the West Coast

It’s easy to walk past the homeless, to disregard the guy lying on the street or ignore the woman standing at an intersection holding a handwritten sign with a plea for help. It’s harder to look away when you’ve seen their eyes. Look past lines drawn by hard living or the still-soft skin of someone young but struggling to break the cycle of dependency or abuse.

PBN: Cola using banking experience, skills to fuel LISC’s early-stage impact

Career changers are common in today’s workforce. Those switching industries bring broad perspectives and fresh skill sets to new fields but can make the modern-day corporate ladder look more like a winding road at times.

Newport This Week: Newport Second in State in Low- or Moderate-Income Housing

A recently released housing report for Rhode Island shows that Newport is second only to Woonsocket in the percentage of residents who are classified as low- or moderate-income.

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