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The Block Island Times: New affordable apartment units proposed

One nearing the starting line, one in the works. With most of the approvals for the Cherry Hill Lane development lined up, the Block Island Housing Board turned to a new phase of that project, and learned about another planned affordable apartment project at its most recent meeting.

Tax Bill ‘Will Put Families Out On The Streets,’ Say Housing Advocates in Rhode Island

Housing advocates in Rhode Island representing a wide coalition of housing groups including community development corporations (CDCS); public housing authorities (PHAs); homeless shelter providers and advocates issued the following statement on the tax bills passed by the House of Representatives and Senate Finance last week.

NLIHC: Tenant Talk Now Available

Produced by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Tenant Talk is a semi-annual newsletter created to engage residents in housing advocacy and to highlight innovative approaches and recent victories in communities throughout the United States.

The Valley Breeze: R.I. Housing expands First Down program

As part of its mission to build vibrant and sustainable communities, Rhode Island Housing, joined by Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, last week announced the relaunch of its popular “First Down” program, which provides $7,500 in down payment assistance to eligible first-time homebuyers purchasing a home in one of the Rhode Island communities hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis.

Cranston Herald: 11 years of providing hope for homeless

On Saturday, Nov. 4 people from all walks of life who are homeless or in need were bused from Kennedy Plaza in Providence to Praise Tabernacle Church in Cranston for the 11th Annual Hope for the Homeless event. Hundreds of homeless individuals arrived at the church for food, informational vendors on where to seek help and, new this year, HIV testing, flu shots, lung age analysis and Hepatitis C testing.

RICH: Hiring a Director of Coordinated Housing Placement

Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless is hiring a full time position, Director of Coordinated Housing Placement. Applications are due by 5:00PM on Wednesday, December 13th.

MassNAHRO Position Announcement: Executive Director

MassNAHRO, the leading housing and community development advocate for the provision and preservation of adequate and affordable housing for those with low and moderate incomes, is seeking a dynamic new Executive Director.

The Narragansett Times: Habitat for Humanity welcomes new leader

Habitat for Humanity has welcomed a new face as its executive director. Colin Penney took over the position on Oct. 30 after a nationwide search. Penney takes over the post from Lou Raymond, who is set to retire later this year after 15 years of service to the Charlestown non-profit organization, a branch of the nationwide non-profit which seeks to provide affordable, quality housing for all.

ProJo: Providence Housing providing jobs training for over 200 residents

More than 200 residents of the Hartford Parks and Manton Heights public housing developments have enrolled in Jobs Plus, a grant-funded program run by the Providence Housing Authority.

The Jamestown Press: Town eyes purchase of Carr Lane parcel

The town wants to purchase private property off North Main Road that would provide affordable housing while preserving the watershed of the main reservoir.

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