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Providence Journal: New life for vacant buildings in Olneyville

Foreclosed and abandoned properties that had become magnets for criminal activity in Olneyville were targeted for inclusion in Amherst Gardens, ONE Neighborhood Builders’ newest development.

Providence Journal: $3.8M in blight-relief grants approved by RI Housing

A playground for an elementary school in South Providence, downtown revitalization in Woonsocket, and a new continuing-education center in Central Falls were among the projects that won support in the first round of awards from the $10-million urban revitalization/blight relief fund approved by state voters in 2016 as part of the $50-million affordable housing bond.

Providence American: PHA Celebrates Jobs Plus Program

The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) held a press event to celebrate its Jobs Plus Program (JPP) on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 10:30am. The event took place at 50 Laurel Hill Avenue.

The Brown Daily Herald: HOPE membership, influence grows in Rhode Island

Loud conversation and the smell of meatloaf baking filled the entryway of All Saints Memorial Church in downtown Providence Nov. 14. At the church every Tuesday, the hungry and homeless can find a free and freshly cooked dinner provided by nonprofit City Meal Site. On that Tuesday night, the short, graying and flannel-clad Reverend Maryalice Sullivan greeted homeless and formerly homeless individuals. On their way out, the constituents were stopped by a few University students, who asked to discuss political advocacy for the homeless.

ProJo: Tenants will start moving into homes at $11.2M Central Falls, Pawtucket affordable housing project

Tenants will move in Friday to the first completed building in the 46-unit Branch Blackstone affordable housing development, a renovated three-family home at 39-41 Knight St.

The Rhode Show: Crossroads’ 2017 Holiday Giving Catalog

Help Crossroads Rhode Island provide families with some basic comforts this holiday season, whether it’s shelter from the elements, nutritious meals, warm socks or sturdy shoes.

The Valley Breeze: Places to donate during this season of giving

Places to donate during the season of giving.

The Newport Daily News: Cross-section of humanity

About 150 people from all walks of life with a range of experiences gathered Thursday afternoon at the Seamen’s Church Institute for a Thanksgiving dinner that is an annual celebration of community.

ProJo: My Turn: Anthony Maione: Save the charitable deduction

As we enter the holiday season, nonprofits everywhere are finding opportunities to thank donors for their support. At the same time, the Senate Finance Committee is considering comprehensive tax reform legislation that could cause significant reductions in charitable giving in the future.

The Block Island Times: Four apartments proposed for Harbor Church

The Harbor Church is seeking Town approval to convert the unused third floor of its Water Street building into four one-bedroom apartments to be rented year-round at “below-market” rates. If completed as proposed, the new apartments would be counted toward the Town’s state-mandated quota of affordable housing units.

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