Latino homeowner households in RI face challenges Housing cost burdens decrease the purchasing power of nearly 71,500 renter households in Rhode Island Key Studies have quantified the economic impact and multiplier effect of
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Latino homeowner households in RI face challenges

The majority of Latino homeowners have had their mortgage for less than 10 years and more than half (56 percent) of these Latinos are housing cost burdened.

Housing cost burdens decrease the purchasing power of nearly 71,500 renter households in Rhode Island

If these cost burdened renters were in homes that were affordable to them, close to $400 million in purchasing power could benefit other parts of the economy.

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

In Rhode Island, the $50 million invested in the Building Homes Rhode Island program generated close $800 million in total economic activity throughout the state- $15.80 per $1 of funding deployed.

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NLIHC: TAKE ACTION: Urge Congress to Lift Spending Caps and Fund Affordable Housing and Transportation Programs

Help Ensure THUD Appropriations Subcommittees Have Highest Possible Funding for Housing Programs in Fiscal Year 2018

Groups concerned about transportation, housing, community development, and homelessness are working together to circulate a letter urging Congress to lift the austere caps on federal spending and to ensure affordable housing, community development, and transportation programs receive the highest allocation of discretionary funds possible for fiscal year (FY) 2018.

Please sign your organization on today! https://nlihc.wufoo.com/forms/urge-congress-lift-spending-caps-fund-thud-bill/

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RICH: Homeless Memorial Service & Luncheon

What? Please join us in cherishing the memory and celebrating the lives of our brothers and sisters who were homeless and passed in 2016.

Where? Praise Tabernacle Church

330 Park Ave Cranston, RI 02910

Praise Tabernacle Transportation will be provided at Kennedy Plaza at 10AM and Crossroads at 10:15AM

When? Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Service: 11am-12pm

Meal: 12pm-1:30pm

RI Coalition for the Homeless | http://www.rihomeless.org/Default.aspx 

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Providence Journal: RWU study backs driver's licenses for undocumented residents

By: G. Wayne Miller

PROVIDENCE - Scholars at Roger Williams University School of Law and the university's Latino Policy Institute have concluded that issuing driver's licenses to Rhode Island's undocumented immigrants "would lead to safer roads and potentially better economic opportunities" for those holding them, according to their 32-page report.

The study, "A Legal and Policy Analysis of Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Rhode Islanders," was co-authored by professors Deborah Gonzalez and Peter Margulies and researcher J. Alejandro Tirado-Alcaraz. The report was completed last year, but is being publicly released on Thursday.

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