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Have you ever asked yourself...
"How can I be sure that my projects will reach the right audience and have the right impact?"
"What can I do to make sure that my efforts go beyond 'the usual suspects'?"
"How do I measure the impact of my efforts?"
...if so, this course if for you!
In this interactive workshop, using your own project idea, you will learn how to design it to achieve measurable results. You'll sharpen your skills in information gathering, project planning, and evaluation preparation, and walk away with confidence in how to build in accountability and strategic thinking for project success. To ensure that you're ready to dive into the workshop material, you'll be asked to complete a short assignment and participate in a brief call before the workshop; in total these tasks will not exceed 1.5 hours.
Target Audiences: natural resource mangers (federal, state, local), municipal staff, officials, and volunteers, NGO staff and other interested parties.
14 AICP credits offered
This course is taught by trainers from NOAA's Office for Coastal Management. Thanks to NOAA funding, it is offered free of charge.
(PLEASE NOTE that if you register, you are committing to BOTH days)
Space is limited so register early to reserve your spot!
Questions? Please contact Jennifer West at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-222-4700, x7413.
Courtesy of The Narragansett Times
Is Year 15 Getting You Stressed?
Join the LISC Housing Team for this 2-day workshop as they lead you through the Year 15 process!
Topics will include:
Overview of Disposition Process
Planning for Year 15
Non LIHTC Equity and Financing Options
Y15 Preservation Outcomes
When: May 9 & 10, 2018
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Lunch will be provided!
The Tech Collective
166 Valley Street, Building 3
Providence, RI 02909
Reserve Your Seat by May 2, 2018
April 23, 2018 09:00PM
By Ryan Blessing, Sun staff writer
CHARLESTOWN — The planning commission has approved a plan that would lead to the construction of lease-based low and moderate income housing off of Shannock Road.
The Charlestown Planning Commission approved the Shannock Village Cottages project at its April 18 meeting. Four buildings will house the 11 units of housing on a 4.7-acre parcel off 1639 Shannock Road.
The plan is consistent with the town’s affordable housing plan, according to Town Planner Jane Weidman.
“The town appreciates the hard work and efforts that went into designing and securing funding for this project, which we believe will result in a development that the community will be proud of,” she said.
The $12.8 million project, to be known as Shannock Falls, will comprise 11 units at Shannock Village and 32 units at Richmond Ridge, located on West Shannock Road in Richmond. The Shannock Village site will include rehabbing a single family home into a duplex, as well as constructing nine new units. All of the units at Richmond Ridge will be new construction, officials said.
The state approved the affordable housing proposal last May, and the Charlestown commission approved the preliminary plan in November after a public hearing. The application was submitted by the Washington County Community Development Corporation and Women’s Development Corporation, both which are registered nonprofit organizations.
The project consists of two units in an existing building and nine two-bedroom units in three new farmhouse-style buildings. Each new unit will be 866 square feet on two floors, with two bedrooms and one bathroom.
All of the front entrances include a covered porch and there’s a rear patio for each unit.
“It’s a tremendous job of interpreting the design guidelines,” Chairwoman Ruth Platner said.
The project was allocated $325,000 in local bond funds. Also, the Washington County Community Development Corporation and Women’s Development Corporation have received low income housing tax credits from Rhode Island Housing and state affordable housing bond funds.
Other funding sources could include money from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston and conventional bank financing.
The women's corporation management company, known as Housing Opportunity Corp, will manage both Charlestown and Richmond properties. The rents will be about $677 for a one-bedroom unit, $795 for a two-bedroom, and about $905 for a three- bedroom.
The new units will assist both towns in reaching the state's 10 percent affordable housing requirement. Currently Richmond has about 1.9 percent affordable housing and Charlestown has about 2 percent.
Courtesy of The Westerly Sun
Mon, January 22, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST
United Way of Rhode Island
50 Valley Street
Providence, RI 02909
Interested in learning how to be an advocate? Join United Way of Rhode Island for an Advocacy 101 workshop to learn how to help advance our legislative goals of improving housing and education in the state.
A light dinner will be included.
Click here to register for this free event.