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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.

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.

ProJo: Housing advocates laud Burrillville’s new affordable development

There will only be 75 apartments built at Greenridge Commons, a new affordable development in Pascoag, but the waiting list is already at 400. About 26 of the units are built and occupied, and construction is still under way.

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.

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