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Hello Friends and Colleagues!
I hope this communication finds you well. Sadly, I am emailing you to let you know that we've decided to postpone the Housing Network of Rhode Island's Annual Meeting that was originally scheduled for June 1, 2020. While we are disappointed to have to make this decision, the health and safety of our partners is of the utmost importance to us.
We are hopeful that we will be able to reschedule our event for the Fall but are waiting for more guidance from the Governor and our State's health experts on physical distancing and large group before we finalize a new date.
We look forward to seeing you all (in person!) again and celebrating our Awardees and our collective accomplishments as soon as its safe to do so.
Be well and with solidarity,
Providence G Rooftop
Monday May 21, 2018
5:00 - 7:30 pm
By Kate Talerico - March 20, 2018 2:07 pm
PROVIDENCE – The Housing Network of Rhode Island will mark a year of progress in affordable housing at its annual meeting on May 21, where it will honor its 2018 awardees.
The awards celebrate the contributions that partners have made to the Housing Network, a state association that comprises 20 Rhode Island nonprofit community development corporations that address the state’s housing needs.
To view the complete article, visit Providence Business News
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 5:00 p.m.
R.I. Department of Administration | Conference Room B, 2nd floor
One Capitol Hill, Providence
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. The 2017 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER), for which the State of Rhode Island Office of Housing and Community Development and RIHousing take joint responsibility, sets forth the use of federal funds for the July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 program year. The CAPER includes a detailed outline of spending on state and federal housing and community development activities for the program year. A public hearing outlining information contained in the report has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 5:00pm.
The document will be available for review beginning on August 22, 2018 at www.rihousing.com (click on “Newsroom”) and www.ohcd.ri.gov. Comments will be accepted through September 21, 2018. Please address comments to Alison Neirinckx, RIHousing, 44 Washington Street, Providence, R.I. 02903, or by email to email@example.com.
For more information, please contact Alison Neirinckx:
(401) 457-1149 or firstname.lastname@example.org
By ETHAN SHOREY, Valley Breeze Managing Editor
PAWTUCKET – The City Council is planning a series of meetings on a proposal to require 10 percent affordable housing in the new Transit-Oriented Development district around a coming new train station off Main Street.
Councilor Terry Mercer, head of the ordinance subcommittee, said this week that the council will hold a pair of meetings tonight, May 1, separating out the affordable housing component from the rest of the planned TOD zoning ordinance.
At 6:45 p.m. at City Hall, the council will begin discussing all aspects of the TOD ordinance other than the inclusionary affordable housing component, said Mercer. It appears all previous issues with those aspects of the ordinance have been ironed out.
At 7:15 p.m., a workshop of both the ordinance and economic development subcommittees will “start the ball rolling on addressing the proposal for an affordable housing component to the ordinances,” he said. The entire ordinance was previously sent back to both committees for further review, and Mercer expects the committees to vote separately on sending the “bulk of that ordinance back to the floor” at the next council meeting.
To view the complete article, visit The Valley Breeze
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By MELANIE PINCUS
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
Sunday, February 25, 2018
The summit, which was hosted by the advocacy and outreach group Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere and sponsored by the University’s urban studies department, included keynote speakers, breakout sessions and workshops led primarily by representatives from student groups and community organizations.
Among the workshop leaders were individuals who have experienced homelessness, including Jesse Hardy, founder of Jesse’s Homeless Outreach Project in New Haven, Connecticut.
“I want people to see that love … that we should have for each other, whether you’re homeless or not,” Hardy told The Herald. “You don’t always have to have money to help each other, you can just talk to people.” It is important for students to hear from speakers like Hardy to remember the importance of working with, and not for, people experiencing homelessness, Gabriel Zimmerman ’18, executive director of HOPE and Nathaniel Pettit ’20, HOPE’s education chair, said.
To view the complete article, visit The Brown Daily Herald
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Journal Staff Writer
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at 10:19 PMUpdated Jul 10, 2018 at 11:43 PM
Topics discussed by the candidates in Wards 1 and 12 included public schools, a proposed high-rise tower on Dyer Street and a plan to move bus stops from Kennedy Plaza to a site near Providence Station.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Speaking at a Downtown Neighborhood Association meeting Tuesday night, four Democratic candidates running for Providence City Council to represent Wards 1 and 12 shared similar views on many pressing issues and answered questions from the audience about education.
Topics included public schools, a proposed high-rise tower on Dyer Street and a plan to move bus stops from Kennedy Plaza to a site near Providence Station.
In attendance were Ward 1 Councilman Seth Yurdin and his opponent, Justice Gaines, an organizer with Rhode Island Jobs with Justice, as well as Ward 12 Councilman Terrence Hassett and his opponent, Katherine Kerwin, director of communications at the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence.
The candidates were unanimously opposed to the luxury apartment tower that has been proposed by developer Jason Fane to be built on former Route 195 land. They cited concerns about its design, its height and the lack of demand for more high-end apartments downtown.
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