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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.

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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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Q3 2013 Foreclosures in RI

HousingWorks RI today released its analysis of foreclosures in Rhode Island for Q3 2013. The report looks at the number of residential foreclosures in each of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns and offers regional comparisons.

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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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Q1 2013 Foreclosures in RI

PROVIDENCE, RI – June 20, 2013 – HousingWorks RI today released its analysis of foreclosures in Rhode Island for Q1 2013. The report looks at the number of residential foreclosures in each of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns and offers regional comparisons.

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Issue Brief: Historic Preservation and Affordable Housing

HousingWorks RI has released a new Issue Brief entitled Historic Preservation and Affordable Housing: A smart investment in Rhode Island's economy.

Having a strong historic preservation tax credit program that incorporates long-term affordable housing is a strategic investment for Rhode Island’s economy. The Issue Brief examines how other New England states with an abundant stock of historic properties are maximizing their own historic preservation tax credits to build strong, diversified economies with a wide range of housing options for their workforce.

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Foreclosure Quarterly Report: Q4-2012

HousingWorks RI today released its analysis of foreclosures in Rhode Island for Q4 2012. 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:

• Q4 2012 saw an 11.2 percent drop in the number of residential foreclosure deeds filed in Rhode Island compared to Q4 2011, and a 36 percent decline from Q4 2009, when data was first readily available.

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Infographic: Latinos and Housing in Rhode Island

For many, owning a home is part of living the American Dream but new data reveals that this aspiration is out of reach for the average Latino household living in Rhode Island. The Latino Policy Institute (LPI) at Roger Williams University and HousingWorks RI released an infographic today that shows 71 percent of Latino households in the state are renters, compared to 39 percent of the state’s overall renter households.

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