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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.

Quick Glance Findings:

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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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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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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.

Quick Glance Findings:

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Collaboration between Housing Nonprofits and Local Government: Join the Webcast

Across the nation, both nonprofits and local governments are grappling with how to meet their communities housing needs with fewer or decreased resources. Recognizing this shared endeavor, Habitat for Humanity International commissioned the Urban Institute to examine what tools are necessary to "build strong, sustainable collaborations to meet communities' post-recession challenges."

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Special Report: The Complete Approach to Funding Affordable Housing

HousingWorks RI today released its Special Report: The Complete Approach to Funding Affordable Housing. The report looks at the high housing cost burdens facing Rhode Island renters and how a state budget appropriation to support affordable rental housing can address these cost burdens and promote economic growth.

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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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HousingWorks RI on WPRO's Cumulus Community

On Sunday, March 31st at 8:00 a.m., tune in to Cumulus Community on 630WPRO-AM as HousingWorks RI's Research and Policy Associate, Jessica Cigna, joins Bill Haberman to discuss the latest foreclosure data for Rhode Island.

If you can't tune in at 8:00 a.m., the show will also air at:

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