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ProJo: Program provides mobile showers, other services for homeless in Providence

Shower to Empower, an initiative of House of Hope, consists of a trailer with showers and air-conditioned rooms where the city’s homeless or housing insecure can get free haircuts and medical exams. The program provided its 500th shower to those in need on Wednesday.

PBN: LISC Rhode Island awards 8 R.I. community development corporations $525K

The Local Initiatives Support Corp. Rhode Island announced $525,000 in grant awards for eight communities Wednesday, from its Neighborhood Development Fund for the 2018-2019 season.

Chariho Times: SC Habitat for Humanity hosts Community Fair

South County Habitat for Humanity, located at 1555 Shannock Road in Charlestown, will be hosting a Community Resource Fair on Aug. 25.

RIH: Neighborhood Opportunities Program Funding

RIHousing is pleased to announce the opening of a competitive funding round to support the renewal of projects originally funded through the Neighborhood Opportunities Program (NOP).

RIH: Announces Community Development Program and Project Funding

RIHousing is pleased to announce the opening of a competitive funding round for the Community Development Program. We anticipate being able to award approximately $200,000 for community development activities.

RIH: State of Rhode Island Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that jurisdictions receiving funds through Community Planning and Development (CPD) programs adopt an annual action plan that summarizes the jurisdiction’s approach toward addressing community planning and development needs and priorities, and that the jurisdiction’s progress toward meeting those goals is described in an annual report.
Housing Forum for Prov City Council Candidates

Housing Forum for Prov City Council Candidates

Join housing partners at an upcoming housing forum for Providence City Council candidates on Wednesday, August 22nd from 5:00 - 8:00PM at the Elmwood Community Center.

ProJo: West Warwick measure to dissuade giving to panhandlers defeated 4-1

A resolution to place signs urging people to donate to charity instead of giving money to panhandlers was defeated 4-1 in a town council meeting Tuesday evening, following withering public opposition to it.

ProJo: My Turn: Joseph Shekarchi: Commuter rail a sound R.I. investment

The fact that Boston is on the “short list” for the new Amazon headquarters raises a question for Rhode Island: how can we benefit if the company does land an hour north of us? The state House of Representatives and I have long been thinking about how to take advantage of the economic opportunities Boston presents for Rhode Island. The best place to start is to ask: “What do people who work in Boston need that Rhode Island can provide — maybe even better than Boston can?”

Block Island Times: Property converted to affordable housing

The Ocean View Foundation is converting its two rental properties into affordable housing units. The non-profit is splitting a minor subdivision located off Cooneymus Road into two separate lots to establishing two single-family dwellings that will go toward the island’s affordable housing inventory.

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