Housing cost burdens decrease the purchasing power of nearly 56,000 owner households in Rhode Island
Under the ACA, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) structures aid in the transformation from a volume-based system to a value-based system Key Studies have quantified the economic impact and multiplier effect of
investing in affordable homes. Public investment in affordable homes has provided a strategic stimulus to Rhode Island's economy.
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Housing cost burdens decrease the purchasing power of nearly 56,000 owner households in Rhode Island

If these cost burdened owners were in homes that were affordable to them, close to $500 million in purchasing power could benefit other parts of the economy.

Under the ACA, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) structures aid in the transformation from a volume-based system to a value-based system

Rhode Island spends 81 cents of every elder and adult-disabled long-term care dollar on nursing home care, 33% higher than the national average.

Key Studies have quantified the economic impact and multiplier effect of investing in affordable homes.

A 12% to 13% increase in the number of households is anticipated, driven by a growing population and simultaneous decline in household size attributable to both lower birth rates and an aging population. The growing number of households will generate demand for production of an additional 34,600 to 40,200 new housing units.

Public investment in affordable homes has provided a strategic stimulus to Rhode Island's economy.

Voters approved Question 7 on the RI ballot and agreed to invest in a $50 million housing bond, allowing the state to create affordable housing opportunity programs, and improve properties in need of revitalization. Bonds are crucial, but we need a dedicated funding stream to ensure all communities have good, quality housing that is affordable.

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Pro Bono Collaborative: Volunteer to Help Immigrant Families Complete Family Preparedness Plans

Training for New Volunteers and Pro Bono Attorneys

Thursday, May 4

3:30-5:30 pm

Calcutt Middle School

112 Washington Street

Central Falls, RI

Learn how to help immigrant families, with minor children, plan for the possibility of detention or deportation. After the training, volunteers can sign up to help at events in the community.

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Next City: This Is What Housing Discrimination in the U.S. Looks Like

BY KELSEY E. THOMAS | APRIL 20, 2017

In the wake of the Great Depression, the U.S. government developed a system of federal agencies aimed at building community wealth through homeownership. This vast network built wealth at the family and community level for millions of people — but only if they were white. Building on centuries of inequalities, these discriminatory policies and practices led to rampant segregation.

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RICH: Please Join Us at the State House on May 10th!

Join Us at the State House for 2017 "Power of Community" Advocacy Day

Wednesday, May 10th

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

2nd floor at the State House

82 Smith Street * Providence

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