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HousingWorks RI looks to address housing issues
By ANDREW THORNEBROOKE | email@example.com
EAST GREENWICH--HousingWorks RI delivered a presentation to the town council Monday to implore the town to consider better avenues of increasing access to affordable housing. Brenda Clement, director of HousingWorks RI, addressed the council in an effort to drum up support and highlight the tumultuous future that likely await towns that do not prepare for increased housing in the present.
"Nothing works in your life if you don't have that safe and decent place to go home to everyday," Clement said. "We have seen report after report and study after study that the pathway to educational achievement and the pathway to healthy lifestyles is good, safe and affordable housing."
Attendees of the meeting were offered a look through a HousingWorks packet entitled "You Don't Have a Problem Until You Do," aimed at addressing the increasing crisis of gentrification that cities across the nation are facing.
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PROVIDENCE—The state of Rhode Island received $1 million in Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grants meant to render financial aid to residents of public housing. East Greenwich and Narragansett are set to receive a combined $141,512 of the monies, which will be used to continue extant FSS programs in the towns through 2020. U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced that nearly a dozen housing authorities across Rhode Island are receiving a portion of the $1,056,787 in federal funding to continue operating their FSS programs in 2020.
“The Family Self-Sufficiency Program is an effective initiative that uplifts individuals and communities. It delivers results by helping people set goals and provides the mentorship, tools, and support to achieve them,” Reed said. “This is a smart investment in helping participants gain skills and increase their earning power so that participants can achieve financial independence.”
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By GABRIELLE FALLETTA | Feb 11, 2017
EAST GREENWICH-As East Greenwich continues to become a popular destination to shop, eat and live, one developer is creating what he thinks is a much-needed place to live; one bedroom condos for purchase on Main Street.
Leonard Iannuccilli, along with his brother David Iannuccilli and their partner Joe Palombo, is ready to break ground on the 21 condominium units that will be located at 1001 Main Street. The project developers hope the units will fill a gap in the types of homes offered in East Greenwich.
“There’s a real void for some demographic groups in town,” said Leonard Iannuccilli, the project developer. “You have a lot of folks that are in their 20s and early 30s that are dying to get out of the family house, or they’ve been renting and they’re ready to purchase. You also have an older population who might not be ready for assisted living and there are single adults in their 40s and 50s. They can all live here.”
Allie Lewis | NOV. 17, 2018
EAST GREENWICH–The Planning Board continued an ongoing review of an affordable housing project that is anticipated to receive a comprehensive permit.
“I see no real impediment in my mind that should stop this project,” Board Member Christopher Russo said at the close of the meeting, giving feedback to the potential developers.
The project, now known as Brookside Terrace, would introduce 96 affordable housing units on South County Trail. The residential development calls for four apartment-style buildings, as well as a freestanding club house on approximately 18 acres. The site selected for the development was previously singled out by the town as an ideal location for affordable housing units.
Nearly three decades ago, Rhode Island mandated a 10 percent minimum of affordable housing per district, and East Greenwich is still a ways off from meeting it.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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October 4, 2017 in Events, Local Interest
The Narragansett Times: Dziobek steps down as Welcome House director
By KENDRA GRAVELLE Sep 29, 2017
SOUTH KINGSTOWN—When Joseph Dziobek accepted the position of executive director of Welcome House of South County nearly three years ago, he had expected the job would make for a simple transition into retirement.
But what was intended as a part-time gig turned into much more than that for Dziobek, who this week left his post.
“It’s been a challenge,” said Dziobek, whose last day on the job was Monday. “And it’s been very satisfying—I feel very close to the people who have been a part of it.”
Dziobek, 66, took the job at Welcome House after retiring from his career as CEO of Fellowship Health Resources. He said he intended only to stay for two or three years.
October 4, 2017 in Local Interest
Final Days to Register: 2017 Housing Fact Book Release
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Luncheon: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street, Providence RI
October 3, 2017 in Events, Local Interest
Rhode Island College: The Defamation Experience
Monday, October 30, 2017
5:00PM - Doors Open
6:00PM - Performance
SPONSORED BY: THE DIVISION OF COMMUNITY EQUITY AND DIVERSITY AND THE DIVISION OF STUDENT SUCCESS
THE PLAY * THE DELIBERATION * THE DISCUSSION
September 27, 2017 in Events, Local Interest
NLIHC: Sign Letters to Support Equitable Housing Recovery after Devastating Hurricanes
Help ensure that low income people and neighborhoods are treated fairly after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. A broad coalition of national, state, and local organizations is calling on Congress, FEMA, and HUD to ensure that the federal response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria is complete and equitable for everyone, especially families and individuals with the lowest incomes who are often the hardest hit by disasters and have the fewest resources to recover afterwards.
September 27, 2017 in Local Interest, National News
Roger Williams University: Social Justice Month Events
Thursday, Oct 19
Mary Tefft White Center
How Housing Works
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Sponsored by Housing Works RI and RWU Chief Diversity Officer
Keywords: socioeconomic status, race, jobs, housing, equity
Workshop with Brenda Clement, Director of Housing Works Rhode Island and Ame Lambert, RWU Chief Diversity Officer.
An overview of housing issues in Rhode Island and connections to the larger social justice agenda.
September 25, 2017 in Local Interest
Providence Journal: People on the move for the week of Sept. 17
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at 5:34 PM
Updated Sep 13, 2017 at 5:34 PM
Rhode Island LISC
Rhode Island Local Initiatives Support Corportation has welcomed two new employees. Jeremiah O’Grady, of Lincoln, joined LISC as program officer after spending more than 12 years at ONE Neighborhood Builders as real estate project manager and director of asset management and operations.
Liz Klinkenberg, of Warwick, was hired as communications director. She brings more than 15 years of public relations experience to her new position, including work for The Miami Herald and The Providence Journal.
The Providence American: Reed Announces $300k in Community Development Grants for NeighborWorks Affiliates
WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to promote healthy, vibrant neighborhoods across Rhode Island, U.S. Senator Jack Reed today announced an additional $300,000 in federal funding for three Rhode Island-based affiliates of NeighborWorks America (NeighborWorks). These federal funds will help NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, ONE Neighborhood Builders, and West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation to provide affordable housing opportunities, generate job growth, and enhance economic stability for working families. Earlier this year, Senator Reed also helped to secure over $750,000 in federal funding for NeighborWorks affiliates in Rhode Island, bringing total NeighborWorks investment in the state to above $1 million for fiscal year 2017.
September 21, 2017 in Federal News, Local Interest
The Providence American: Providence Unveils PVD Gives Donation Station
PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined members of the City Council, public safety officials, and community leaders who have been named to the PVD Gives commission for the unveiling of the City’s first Donation Station at Kennedy Plaza. The retrofitted parking meter is one of ten stations that will be installed across the city to collect funds that will support local organizations that provide housing and services to those in need.
“PVD Gives and the new Donation Stations make it easier to give back,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “Our collective generosity can make all the difference in the lives of those striving to get back on their feet. I encourage visitors and residents to chip in and be part of the solution.”
September 21, 2017 in Local Interest
Providence Journal: Report: New England losing 65 acres of forestland per day
By Steve LeBlanc / Associated Press
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at 11:21 AM
Updated Sep 19, 2017 at 11:21 AM
BOSTON — New England has been losing forestland to development at a rate of 65 acres per day — a loss that comes at a time when public funding for preservation of open land, both state and federal, has also been on the decline in all six states.
That’s the conclusion of a report released Tuesday by the Harvard Forest, a research institute of Harvard University.
The study found public funding for land conservation in New England dropped by half between 2008 and 2014 to $62 million per year, slightly lower than 2004 levels.
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