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Q4 2013 Foreclosures in RI

HousingWorks RI today released its analysis of foreclosures in Rhode Island for Q4 2013. The report looks at the number of foreclosures in each of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns and offers regional comparisons.

Quick Glance Findings:

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New Infographic: Housing affordability and decreased purchasing power of Latinos in RI

New data released today by the Latino Policy Institute (LPI) at Roger Williams University and HousingWorks RI reveals a persistent housing cost burden for Latino renter households in Rhode Island. The new infographic measures the decreased purchasing power facing these Latino households by quantifying the amount of money being spent on housing.

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MA Report Cites Need for More Housing Options

By: Amy Cola

A report published by The Metropolitan Area Planning Council last month, laid out the ever-present issue that many states are facing today – how do we get the population to where we need it to be in order to grow a strong economy. In Massachusetts, their answer is housing.

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Building Homes Rhode Island - Year Five Update

BHRI Year 5Building Homes Rhode Island (BHRI) is well underway for its fifth year. The program was established by the state’s Housing Resources Commission (HRC) to distribute Rhode Island’s housing bonds that support the capital costs of affordable housing. The first $50 million housing bond was approved by voters in 2006 and supported the development of over 1,300 long-term affordable homes in 30 Rhode Island communities over four years.

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2013 Housing Fact Book Released!

Study shows more affordable housing for renters could free up nearly $400 million a year

The 2013 Housing Fact Book released today by HousingWorks RI shows a persistent housing cost burden for Rhode Island renters and for the first time measures the amount of dollars being spent on housing that is not affordable to these renters. This annual publication provides data analysis on housing affordability, the housing challenges facing Rhode Islanders and resulting implication for Rhode Island’s economy.

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How much do housing cost burdens cost renter households in RI? Come to the 2013 Housing Fact Book Luncheon to find out...

The 2013 Housing Fact Book to be released at the Annual Housing Fact Book Luncheon on September 27th will provide data analysis on housing affordability, the housing challenges facing Rhode Islanders, and resulting implications to Rhode Island’s economy. Latest research conducted by HousingWorks RI shows a persistent housing cost burden for Rhode Island renters; and for the first time, HousingWorks RI has been able to measure the amount of dollars being spent on housing that is not affordable to these renters.

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The Community Partnerships Center seeks affordable housing projects

The Community Partnerships Center (CPC) at Roger Williams University (RWU) is seeking projects with non-profit organizations and government agencies (regional, state and local) that focus on affordable housing.

The CPC provides project-based assistance to nonprofit organizations and government agencies in communities in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. Their mission is to undertake and complete projects that will benefit the local community while providing Roger Williams University students with experience in real-world projects that deepen their academic experiences.

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Panelists announced for 2013 Housing Fact Book luncheon; Register Now

HousingWorks RI is pleased to announce the panelists for our 2013 Housing Fact Book luncheon scheduled for September 27th. This year's Housing Fact Book examines how affordable housing can boost the purchasing power of our neighborhoods and strengthen Rhode Island’s economy. Our panelists promise to bring both national and local perspectives.

Chris Estes, President and CEO of the National Housing Conference

Andy Posner, Founder of the Capital Good Fund

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September 16th-18th: Solutions 2013

From September 16th to 18th, the National Housing Conference and Center for Housing Policy will host Solutions 2013, a National Conference on State and Local Housing Policy.

Even with a slowly improving economy, severe housing cost burdens, foreclosures, and other housing challenges continue to impact the health, educational achievement, and economic well-being of many Americans. This conference will provide both newcomers and experienced practitioners and policymakers with information on how states and localities can work together to address these challenges.

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