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More senior women in Rhode Island burdened by housing costs

More senior women “heads of households” own their homes today, but for those with a mortgage, the cost burden is high. A new infographic released today by HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University (HWRI) and the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island offers a glimpse at Rhode Island households headed by women aged 65+.

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2014 Housing Fact Book

PROVIDENCE, R.I., October 3, 2014 – The 2014 Housing Fact Book released today by HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University (HWRI) shows a persistent housing cost burden for Rhode Island homeowners and renters alike, but particularly for the state’s lower and middle income groups. 2014 marks the 10th annual Housing Fact Book and the analysis looks back at trends in housing affordability in Rhode Island since 2000.

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2014 Housing Fact Book Luncheon

HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University is just weeks away from the release of our 10th annual Housing Fact Book. We hope you can join us this year for an informative conversation about the future of housing in Rhode Island.


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Majority of young, renter households in Rhode Island burdened by housing costs

59 percent of renter households between the ages of 18 and 24 are housing cost burdened, meaning they are spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing. A new infographic released today by HousingWorks RI offers a glimpse at renter households in Rhode Island according to age.

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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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