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ProJo: Proposal would ‘scoop’ money from RI Housing to balance budget

While Rhode Island voters have supported $75 million in affordable housing bonds in recent years, the General Assembly has taken to raiding its own quasi-public housing bank — Rhode Island Housing — to balance its budget.

RICH: Open positions at RI Coalition for the Homeless!

The Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless is very excited to announce three open positions.

GoLocal Prov: Harris on “Housing Struggle” Exhibit at Prov Archives for Black History Month, on LIVE

Providence City Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris joined GoLocal News Editor Kate Nagle to talk about her work, along with other council members, in partnering with the Providence City Archives, for the 2018 Black History Month Exhibit: Home? The Housing Struggle in Providence From 1950 through Today.

ProJo: Rent-control activists protest effort to evict elderly Providence couple

Meeting Wednesday morning at the home of an elderly couple facing eviction, about 20 activists from DARE (Direct Action for Rights and Equality) announced the start of an effort to put a rent-control initiative on the Providence ballot this fall.

NLIHC: FHFA Protects Funding to the National Housing Trust Fund

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced its decision to protect funding for the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) in 2018! FHFA’s decision is an important step forward, but far more resources are needed. Join NLIHC and nearly 1,300 organizations from across the country by signing onto a national letter urging Congress to expand the HTF to reach more people in need of affordable, accessible homes.

Enterprise: Community Developments: Protecting Funding for Housing and Community Development Programs

A daily roundup of news impacting housing and communities. February 14, 2018.

Reed Lauds Independent Effort by Federal Housing Finance Agency Director to Preserve Needed Funding Program for Affordable Rental Housing

U.S. Senator Jack Reed, who led the effort to establish the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) and who is a senior member of the Senate Banking Committee, issued the following statement:

The Block Island Times: Church’s affordable housing project funded

“It’s an idea whose time has come.” That’s what Tony Pappas said about the four one-bedroom affordable rental apartments that will be built at the Harbor Church for a price tag of about $450,000 and be ready for occupancy in January of 2019. Pappas spoke with The Block Island Times about the project, his brainchild, after a public hearing before the Zoning Board of Review on Tuesday night.

NeighborWorks America: Making every community a place of opportunity

Our mission is to make every community in America a place of opportunity. To make that vision possible, we must create pathways out of poverty, paving the way for individuals, families and communities to overcome situational as well as social barriers to achieve their goals. In this community report, we highlight a few examples from the past year of how we are creatively and effectively empowering people, revitalizing places and implementing programs that make it all possible.

ProJo: Champion of Providence preservation to retire

Clarke Schoettle, who has worked on neighborhood revitalization in Providence for nearly 35 years, will retire in June as executive director of the Providence Revolving Fund.

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