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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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Q1 2014 Foreclosures in Rhode Island

HousingWorks RI today released its analysis of foreclosures in Rhode Island for Q1 2014. 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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Q3 2014 Foreclosures in Rhode Island

HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University today released its analysis of foreclosures in Rhode Island for Q3 2014. The report looks at the number of residential foreclosures in each of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns and offers regional comparisons.

Quick Glance Findings:

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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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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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National Report Looks at Decreasing Development Costs to Increase Housing Options

By: Kristen Walsh

The Urban Land Institute and its Terwilliger Center for Housing, along with Enterprise Community Partners recently published a report titled “Bending the Cost Curve: Solutions to Expand the Supply of Affordable Rentals.” The report provides numerous practical ideas for minimizing the cost of providing affordable rental 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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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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