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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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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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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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2013 Housing Fact Book municipal data now available online

What is the average rent for a two bedroom apartment in Johnston? How about the median price for a single-family home in Cumberland? Do you earn the income needed for either of these homes to be affordable? The answers to these questions can be found in the City and Town data pages of HousingWorksRI.org.

These annual data points offer a sneak preview to an even more in-depth affordability analysis of 2012 data that HousingWorks RI will offer in the 2013 Housing Fact Book. The 2013 Housing Fact Book will be released Friday, September 27th.

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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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