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The #NoEvictionsRI Rally will be starting at 1:30pm on 5/28!!
Here is our rough itinerary/speaking program. We'll finalize it by tomorrow, and include maps etc.
Here is the form to sign up to participate: bit.ly/ParadeWithTNRI -- please share widely, and fill out if you plan to be part of the car parade!
Courtesy of Tenant Network RI
Tenant Network RI is hosting a virtual rally and caravan around the State House on 5/28 to urge Gov. Raimondo to respond to the housing crisis facing Rhode Islanders right now.
We are demanding a complete eviction moratorium, cancellation of rent and mortgage payments, and forgiveness of all prior rent and mortgage payment obligations during the declared state of emergency and for 120 days after it is lifted.
On Thursday, May 28, beginning at 12:30 pm, we will be protesting at the RI State House, including pre-determined socially distanced protesters on the courtyard and lawn, an automotive parade on the streets around the State House, and a virtual portion to livestream our protest and host speakers dedicated to our cause of housing as a human right!
Link to the Facebook event page: https://facebook.com/events/599586797340940
Folks can use this form to sign up for participation in this event: https://forms.gle/vToGBkY98VmGgRux9
You can direct any questions or comments regarding this action or the Network's ongoing work to TenantNetworkRI@gmail.com, or to me and I can pass them along. I've also copied Elaina on this email, who is coordinating our Direct Action group, and this event.
The Tenant Network would really love your support/collaboration on this event, along with anyone else who you think should be involved.
Courtesy of The Tenant Network
Courtesy of Cranston Herald
“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.
In order for the apartments to qualify as affordable housing they must be granted a special use permit under the affordable housing provisions of the town’s section 405 Zoning Ordinance. Pappas submitted his application for a special use permit to the Zoning Board on Nov. 15.
“The good news is that no one has voiced any negativity about this project,” said Pappas, who noted that the goal was “to help stabilize affordable rental housing for the year-round community.” Pappas said the project’s $450,000 budget is being funded by donations and grants, including a $100,000 loan from the Roosa Fund of Block Island Ecumenical Ministries, a $150,000 grant, and two private donations.
To view the complete article, visit The Block Island Times
Courtesy of The Block Island Times
Jul 25, 2018 Updated Jul 25, 2018
WEST WARWICK –– The West Warwick Town Council is considering placing signs at popular panhandling areas throughout town to discourage drivers from participating.
“We had someone come before us about a year ago about panhandling,” he said at a council meeting. “It seems like it’s eased up a little bit in West Warwick, but we still have a couple of problem areas.”
He specifically referenced the corner of New London Ave and Centerville Road near On the Roch’s, probably the most popular panhandling location in town, and said just a small number of signs in those spots might help deter the problem. Gosselin saw signs in another town discouraging drivers from giving money rather than discouraging individuals from collecting it.
“It doesn’t discriminate against panhandling, but it strongly advises not to support it,” said Gosselin. “I know it’s ramping down but I don’t think it’s a bad idea to purchase some signs and put them up in problem areas.”
To view the complete article, visit The Kent County Daily Times
Courtesy of The Kent County Daily Times
Courtesy of Times-Gazette
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