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PBN: R.I. Housing awards $200K to financial counseling, homeownership programs

The R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. board awarded $200,000 in grants in November to several city-based programs that support homeownership, financial counseling and environmentally “green” infrastructure.

ProJo: Advocates begin to outline recommendations for affordable housing

A committee tasked with studying affordable housing in Providence heard testimony from advocates who recommended policies that could help address the housing crisis affecting the city.

RWU: Latino Policy Institute at RWU selects Marcela Betancur as new director

The Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University is pleased to announce that Marcela Betancur will become its new director on Jan. 14.
ConvergenceRI: Housing is where jobs go to sleep at night

ConvergenceRI: Housing is where jobs go to sleep at night

Wherever you go, housing seems to be a major topic of conversation these days, touching everyone. As supply dips and demand increases, as the occupancy rate nears capacity in downtown Providence, as the controversial plans proposed by developer Jason Fane to build a 600-foot tower for luxury apartments creates a passionate divide between community groups, labor unions and developers, as the demand for affordable housing keeps increasing, one of the people who has her finger on the pulse of what is happening is Barbara Fields, executive director and CEO at Rhode Island Housing.

ProJo: Mattiello objects to settlement between ACLU and state over homeless offenders

House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello is objecting to a legal settlement between the state and ACLU of Rhode Island that resolves a fight over the number of homeless sex offenders that can stay at the state’s “shelter of last resort” in Cranston at any given time.

Westerly Sun: Students organize a gingerbread fundraiser to help the homeless

Working with graham crackers, vanilla frosting, and marshmallows, 50 elementary students did their part to help the homeless at a gingerbread house workshop at Deans Mill School.

The Narragansett Times: Discussion exposes need for affordable housing in SRI

During a briefing and panel discussion on affordable housing hosted by the Washington County Coalition for Children, the theme was clear. “We need more housing,” Annette Bourne, research and policy director at HousingWorks RI, said.

Newport Daily News: Project to turn former Cranston-Calvert school into apartments gets first OK

A developer hoping to convert the former Cranston-Calvert school into an apartment building that is affordable for working young professionals received some positive action by the Planning Board on Monday night.

ProJo: VW settlement money speeds environmental projects in R.I.

The Sabin Point project is among 16 environmental initiatives around the state receiving funds through Rhode Island’s $4.1-million share of the VW settlement.

CHN: Reminder: RI Organizations Sign the SAVE for All Statement of Principles

With less than two weeks to go, CHN is still accepting Rhode Island signers for the Strengthening America’s Values and Economy for All statement of principles.

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