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Kent County Daily Times: Renovated apartments open for disabled homeless

A renovated apartment building designed to house dozens of disabled and homeless people has opened in Providence.

PBN: Omni Development Corp. names Morris executive director

The Omni Development Corp. has named Sharon Morris as executive director, the nonprofit development organization announced Friday. Morris replaces Lawrence Brown, who served as executive director for two years after the death of Omni’s longtime executive director, Joseph Caffey.

U.S. News: Rhode Island's Eviction Rate Highest in New England

Rhode Island had the highest eviction rate among New England states in 2016, and Providence's rate nearly tripled Boston's. The Providence Journal reports new data from the Eviction Lab at Princeton University shows elevated eviction rates in the Ocean State. There were 5,069 evictions in Rhode Island in 2016 and 1,580 in its capital city.

ProJo: From homeless to a ‘beautiful place:’ Crossroads moves 172 men into permanent housing

Richard Cudworth’s new studio apartment on Dexter Street already looks homey seven months after he moved in, cluttered with a bike he’s fixed up, an empty bird cage he might give to his girlfriend and a keyboard he’s offering to sell to his visitors.

FHLBB: APA Proposed Rule Webinar

Please join Ken Willis for an important, in-depth presentation about the proposed changes to the Affordable Housing Program regulation. Ken will share an overview of the proposed regulation and highlight the most significant changes. The webinar will help you understand the implications of the proposed changes and offer an opportunity for Q&A.

LISC: Neighborhood Development Fund Education Series: LIHTC Year 15 Workshop

Is Year 15 Getting You Stressed? Join the LISC Housing Team for this 2-day workshop as they lead you through the Year 15 process!

ConvergenceRI: A brief interview with Stefan Pryor

Looking at the city skyline with numerous cranes on the horizon, the stars in the Rhode Island economic development galaxy appeared to have aligned for Gov. Gina Raimondo and Stefan Pryor, secretary of CommerceRI, during the last few weeks.

Valley Breeze: Cumberland Housing Authority rated ‘high performer’ by HUD

The Cumberland Housing Authority has been designated a high performer by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, based on its most recent Public Housing Assessment System score of 96, stated a release from the Cumberland agency.

Barrington Times: Local students will deliver backpacks to the homeless

Mark Whittaker, a fifth grade teacher at Hampden Meadows School, has rallied students and their families to collect and fill backpacks for the less fortunate. So far, they have filled 200 backpacks with personal hygiene items, sweatshirts, socks, bottled water, snacks, and other essentials.

NYT: In 83 Million Eviction Records, a Sweeping and Intimate New Look at Housing in America

Before the first hearings on the morning docket, the line starts to clog the lobby of the John Marshall Courthouse. No cellphones are allowed inside, but many of the people who’ve been summoned don’t learn that until they arrive. “Put it in your car,” the sheriff’s deputies suggest at the metal detector. That advice is no help to renters who have come by bus. To make it inside, some tuck their phones in the bushes nearby.

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