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What's Up Newp: Festival Field Apartments sells for $33.25 million

Festival Field Apartments has been sold and plans are already in the works for a major rehabilitation of the property. The 204-unit Section 8 family apartment property, located at 90 Girard Avenue, was recently purchased by Fairstead for $32 million.

Newport Daily News: State disabilities council holding discussion on housing opportunities in Middletown

As part of Rhode Island’s housing planning process, the RI Developmental Disabilities Council is hosting group discussions around the state, including Middletown, to seek thoughts and ideas about housing opportunities for positive change in Rhode Island.

Newport Daily News: Despite warnings of a ‘chilling effect,’ council advances moratorium for Newport’s North End

After passionate debate during a City Council meeting Wednesday night that lasted almost four hours, council members voted 4-2 to approve a resolution to “pause” development in the city’s designated Innovation District in the North End, giving the city time to determine the best mix of uses for the district.

Newport Daily News: Newport’s Park Holm project to kickstart again

During the upcoming phase of the project the Housing Authority will be demolishing a total of 58 apartments and constructing a total of 56 new ones.

Newport Daily News: After 15 years, a fresh look is being taken at Aquidneck Island’s west side

One priority cited by multiple attendees, according to the overview, is improving Burma Road, which runs north to south from the Melville district to Naval Station Newport and is maintained by the Navy.

Newport Daily News: Newport passes resolution to market Cranston-Calvert units to young tenants

The City Council split 4-3 in passing a resolution Wednesday night that calls on the city administration to encourage the purchaser of the former Cranston-Calvert School to develop “legally permissible advertising and marketing programs that would attract rentals by young people who work or plan to work in Newport.”

Newport Daily News: GUEST VIEW: End Source of Income Discrimination in R.I.

April is National Fair Housing Month, so there is no better time to reflect on the challenges too many Rhode Islanders still face to access a safe, decent home they can afford.

Newport Daily News: Can Newport target housing to the ‘young’?

The City Council’s attempt to give preference to young adults for apartments at the former Cranston-Calvert School ran into legal objections at last week’s council meeting.

WhatsUpNewp: Letter To The Editor: 2019 Housing Forum was a success

On Friday, March 15th , the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC), in conjunction with Connect Greater Newport and HousingWorks RI, brought the Aquidneck Island communities together in a Smart Island event to address housing issues at CCRI-Newport.

Newport Daily News: Forum examines future of Aquidneck Island housing issues

The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission hosted a forum last Friday focused on Aquidneck Island’s housing issues.

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