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The Rhode Show: Financial planning company teams up with House of Hope to fight homelessness

Joshua Gorra, Managing Director of Strategies for Wealth, and Laura Jaworski, Executive Director of House of Hope, joined us to share how they are teaming up to fight homelessness in Rhode Island this holiday season.

RINPR: As It Gets Colder In RI, Shelters Find Room Where They Can

Rhode Island’s homeless population will be especially vulnerable as temperatures remain cold, and space in local shelters is already in short supply. Shelters swell past capacity in the winter months. For Karen Santilli, head of Crossroads Rhode Island, which operates one of the state’s largest shelters, that can mean some people have to sleep in the dining hall at the nonprofit’s Providence headquarters.

Providence American: Whitehouse Bill to Protect Servicemembers and Veterans from Foreclosure Signed into Law

President Donald Trump signed into law Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s (D-RI) bill to extend vital foreclosure protection to servicemembers, veterans, and their families.

Turn to 10: Veterans' group disagrees with HUD homelessness report

The head of a local veterans group is disputing the latest government report about homelessness in Rhode Island. Specifically, Operation Stand Down Rhode Island Executive Director Erik Wallin says the number of homeless veterans in the Ocean State is under-represented in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s annual Point-In-Time Estimates of Homelessness.

The Westerly Sun: After problem with well is repaired, Charlestown gives Churchwoods the green light for residents to move in

It’s been a long and complicated journey, but tenants could be moving in to Churchwoods as soon as tomorrow. The $6.3 million low-income rental complex for senior citizens 55 and older was slated to open Nov. 15 until water testing came back indicating the potential of harmful bacteria.

ProJo: Providence announces new program for home loan, repair help

Standing outside in the cold drizzle Tuesday morning, Mayor Jorge Elorza announced new housing assistance for residents in the form of down-payment/closing-cost loans for home buyers, and loans for home repairs.

The Independent: Local nonprofits to team up for holidays

Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale is partnering up with Welcome House of South County for a holiday drive to benefit local children, seniors and homeless adults.

RI Catholic: Students take initiative to help homeless with successful service project

St. Luke’s Parish in Barrington participates in the Loaves and Fishes Rhode Island ministry which delivers food, clothes and new socks and underwear to the homeless.

Providence Journal: Years after devastating flood, some Cranston homeowners still wait for government buyout

On Perkins Avenue, a long row of suburban homes comes to a sudden end — instead, trees and shrubs grow freely and wild turkeys shuffle through tall grass. It’s hard to believe that it’s been only seven years since the 10 homes that used to occupy these plots were demolished.

Providence Journal: Report: Homeless count in RI rises by 1.7 percent

The homeless population in Rhode Island has increased by nearly 2 percent.

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