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RICH: Support Pay for Success: It's Live

By removing $500,000 for a social impact bond project (also known as Pay for Success), the General Assembly is leaving nearly $3 million dollars on the table in federal funding to help chronically homeless Rhode Islanders.

NLIHC: Out of Reach 2019 Released Today

NLIHC released today the 30th anniversary edition of Out of Reach comparing wages and rents throughout the U.S. The report illustrates that rental housing continues to be out of reach for millions of low-wage workers and other extremely low-income renters.

Source of Income Discrimination Bill

Source of Income Discrimination: As you know, we are now in the last 1½ to 2 weeks of this year’s session. With the budget out of House finance, the leadership will be turning their attention to other bills and making decisions about what makes it out of committee and what doesn’t. We need your help now to make sure the Source of Income bill is in that first category.

ProJo: Angry East Siders confront Providence City Councilors over homestead exemption

About 120 East Side residents crowded into the Central Congregational Church on Monday night to express their frustration over a City Council proposal to implement a graduated homestead exemption tax structure in Providence. During a meeting punctuated by shouts and interruptions, residents voiced their concern to City Council members in attendance about a proposal they say would raise their tax bills.

GoLocal Prov: War of Words Erupts Over Investigation of Crossroads By Homeless Newspaper

On one side is a non-profit with a $14 million budget and a who's-who board chaired by federal court judge Jack McConnell and includes RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and multiple bank presidents -- and on the other side is a newspaper for the homeless. The two are engaged in a dispute about the conditions at Rhode Island’s largest homeless agency.

PBN: Five Questions With June Speakman

5 Questions with June Speakman, HWRI Advisory Board Member and State Representative.

RIHousing: Seeks proposals for redevelopment of Barbara Jordan II Proposal

Barbara Jordan II (BJII) is a housing development in Upper South Providence which includes 26 two- and three-story buildings containing 74 apartments. This email announces the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of BJII.

Living Cities: Building OneCranston through Collective Impact

As a Working Cities Challenge participant, Cranston, Rhode Island is working to undo the city's longstanding racial divides. Two partners in the work reflect on efforts to build unity through collective impact, and share tools and resources that they've found valuable.

ProJo: Annual count shows fewer homeless Rhode Islanders

A January count showed a drop in the number of homeless people in Rhode Island, but advocates say the survey doesn’t tell the full story.

JOB OPENING: Communications and Program Coordinator for LPI at RWU

Under the direction of the Director, Latino Policy Institute (LPI), the Communications and Program Coordinator will participate in a variety of activities related to communications and program coordination, including media relations, social media, research and development, writing, and outreach.

ProJo: Rally calls for affordable housing at Providence’s Barbara Jordan II complex

Affordable-housing advocates rallied outside the vacant Barbara Jordan II housing complex on Saturday to call attention to the redevelopment process and ask that all of the units be replaced at prices affordable for the lowest-income residents.

Greater Worcester Community Foundation Names Barbara Fields as New President and CEO

Greater Worcester Community Foundation is pleased to announce Barbara Fields has been chosen to be its next President and CEO.

ProJo: Advocates push for R.I. housing protections

Dozens of faith and social action leaders gathered in the State House library Tuesday afternoon to call for legislators to pass protections for those with lawful, non-employment income such as Section 8 housing vouchers.

The Kent County Daily Times: West Warwick Housing Authority Recognized as High Performer

The West Warwick Housing Authority announced last week that it has been recognized by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development for its Public Housing and Section 8 programs with its highest rating of High Performer.

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