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ProJo: Elderly couple must leave Federal Hill apartment, can’t find affordable place

Since an eviction action started in January, Butch and Madonna Trottier, who are in their 70s, haven’t been able to find another apartment they can afford. They are selling their furniture to raise money for a new place.

GoLocal Prov: Harris on “Housing Struggle” Exhibit at Prov Archives for Black History Month, on LIVE

Providence City Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris joined GoLocal News Editor Kate Nagle to talk about her work, along with other council members, in partnering with the Providence City Archives, for the 2018 Black History Month Exhibit: Home? The Housing Struggle in Providence From 1950 through Today.

ProJo: Rent-control activists protest effort to evict elderly Providence couple

Meeting Wednesday morning at the home of an elderly couple facing eviction, about 20 activists from DARE (Direct Action for Rights and Equality) announced the start of an effort to put a rent-control initiative on the Providence ballot this fall.

AP: Providence activists push for rent-control in city

Activists in Providence launched a campaign this week to put a rent-control initiative on the upcoming fall ballot.

ProJo: Champion of Providence preservation to retire

Clarke Schoettle, who has worked on neighborhood revitalization in Providence for nearly 35 years, will retire in June as executive director of the Providence Revolving Fund.

ProJo: Lawmakers examine state of affordable housing in R.I.

Since the General Assembly passed the state’s affordable housing law in 1991, only five communities have met the law’s basic requirement: a housing stock that is at least 10-percent affordable.

ProJo: R.I. real estate: 2017 — a really hot market

House sales increased in Rhode Island for the fifth consecutive year in 2017, creating a “hot” market despite falling inventory, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors.

Job Posting: Planning & Dev. Officer for City of Providence

The City of Providence in hiring for a Planning and Development Officer.

Convergence RI: Why not just move? It is often not a choice

Families do not choose to live in over-priced housing that is unsafe. Choice means having the opportunity to select an option that is affordable, safe and healthy for yourself and your loved ones – otherwise, it is just survival. Choice demands comprehensive neighborhood revitalization.

WPRI 12: Patriots deliver donated blankets to Crossroads shelter in Providence

Blankets collected at the coldest football game ever played in Foxboro are now in the hands of some of Rhode Island’s neediest people.

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