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Providence Journal: Crossroads RI dedicates new affordable housing

On Monday, Crossroads Rhode Island dedicated Whitmarsh House, a new 11-unit affordable housing development on Dexter Street, at a former group home operated by Whitmarsh House, Inc. The formerly blighted property was sold to Crossroads for $1 by the nonprofit. Crossroads Rhode Island received $660,000 in City of Providence HOME funds as well as $1,240,000 through Rhode Island Housing from the Building Homes Rhode Island fun and $144,780 in Thresholds program funding, to renovate the apartments. Crossroads has also won project-based rental assistance from HUD.

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On behalf of NLIHC: HUD Releases New Data on Homelessness

HUD released The 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress: Part 2 - Estimates of Homelessness in the United States on October 26. The report expands upon the findings presented in The 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress: Part 1 by adding one-year estimates of the sheltered homeless population collected through Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS).

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Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless Wants To Know What Matters To You!

Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless Wants To Know What Matters To You!

RICH wants to know what matters to you as they prepare for the 2017 legislative session. To that end, they have a short online survey for you to complete. Survey results will help determine what issues RICH should focus on this upcoming Rhode Island General Assembly session.

For the past several years RICH, with your help, have been successful in securing legislative victories on numerous homeless and affordable housing issues, but each year there are issues from our legislative platform that do not pass and new issues are emerging daily.

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Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless: Volunteers Needed to Help with Homeless Street Outreach

We need volunteers to help with the homeless outreach efforts spearheaded by RIHAP (RI Homeless Advocacy Project), RI Coalition for the Homeless and other members of our Statewide Outreach Committee. We will train you and you will be working with a team going out on the night(s) that you volunteer. No prior experience is needed, just a commitment to helping those in our state who are experiencing homelessness.

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2016 Housing Fact Book Released

The Housing Fact Book presents a detailed portrait of housing affordability throughout the Ocean State, where both renters and homeowners (particularly the state’s lower and middle income groups) face high rates of housing cost burden. A household is considered cost burdened when it spends more than 30 percent of its income on housing.

Housing cost burdens continue to persist in the Ocean State. From 2000 to 2014, the percent of both homeowner and renter households that are considered cost burdened increased in Rhode Island. Currently, about half of all Rhode Island renter households, 1 in 3 homeowner households with a mortgage, and 1 in 5 homeowner households without a mortgage are housing cost burdened.

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Gateway awarded three-year, $1.2 million federal grant to assist homeless adults

Gateway Healthcare has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, part of the U.S. Health & Human Services, to develop a program to provide behavioral health treatment to homeless adults in Rhode Island.

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FY2014 State budget heads to Governor's desk

With a 32 to 6 vote, the Senate late last week approved the FY2014 State budget previously approved by the House of Representatives.

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Online survey seeks your input

Rhode Map RI is asking for public input to answer the question How can we make Rhode Island a globally competitive place to work and run a business?

To share your point of view, simply complete the online survey and join the conversation. You can choose up to three from a list of responses, including adding more affordable housing.

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Joint Center for Housing Studies releases annual report

Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies yesterday afternoon released their annual housing report, The State of the Nation's Housing 2013. A live webcast featuring a panel of housing experts accompanied the release, briefly discussing the major themes running throughout the report. This year the focus was largely on housing affordability, specifically for low- to moderate-income Americans. The report raises concerns about the growing number of severely cost burdened households nationwide, falling rates of homeownership, a shortage of affordable housing, and weak income growth.

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June 30th: Jim Vincent Show

On Sunday, June 30th at 9 a.m., tune in to the Jim Vincent Show as HousingWorks RI's Research and Policy Assistant, Jessica Cigna, sits down to discuss our latest Special Report: The Complete Approach to Funding Affordable Housing.

The Jim Vincent Show can be seen every Sunday morning at 9 a.m. on CW 28 (Cox/ Verizon 9) and Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. on Cox 13 and Verizon 32.

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