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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HousingWorks RI at RWU Moves to One Empire Plaza!

HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University recently said goodbye to 150 Washington Street and moved into our newly renovated space at One Empire Plaza with the Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies. Come, stop by and check out our new location! 

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Q4 2015 Quarterly Foreclosure Report

HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University (HWRI) today released its analysis of foreclosures in Rhode Island for the fourth quarter of 2015 (Q4 2015). The report looks at the number of residential foreclosures in each of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns and offers regional and earlier time period comparisons.

Quick Glance Findings:

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HousingWorks RI at RWU Director Position Posted

The HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University Director position has been posted, and is currently live on the Roger Williams University website. If you are interested in applying, you may find a description, the necessary requirements, etc. here.  

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to email Amy Cola at acola@rwu.edu.

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