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The Valley Breeze: Council hears concerns on neighborhood stabilization district

Some of those who turned out last week for a hearing on a new district designed to prevent forcing residents out due to higher housing costs said the proposal doesn’t go far enough to protect those who live here.

The Valley Breeze: Showers and services available for homeless at Barton Street location

The city’s homeless residents once again have a place to go for a warm shower, a haircut, and more, now on Barton Street, thanks to two separate organizations.

HUD: Media Advisory: HUD, Senator Reed to Announce Major Funding to Protect RI Children from Lead and Other Home Hazards

HUD, Senator Reed to Announce Major Funding to Protect RI Children from Lead and Other Home Hazards

The Valley Breeze: Showers for homeless coming back to Pawtucket

Homeless residents will once again have access to a nice warm shower after an area benefactor reached an agreement on a partnership with the city.

Valley Breeze: Moreno, Vasquez will host hygiene product drive

School Committee member Roberto Moreno and City Councilor Elena Vasquez, responding to The Breeze story last week on homeless residents not having access to a shower for more than a month, will be hosting a Hygiene Kit Supply Drive at The Guild.

City of Pawtucket: Housing and Community Development Survey

The City of Pawtucket is developing a five-year plan to guide policy, action and investment in housing, economic development, infrastructure and community and public facilities in the coming years.

The Valley Breeze: Grant funding not part of showers for homeless

No Community Development Block Grant funding from the city went toward the construction of recently closed showers for the homeless at 185 Dexter St., say officials.

Valley Breeze: Draft law on affordable housing offers incentives

Preliminary drafts of the city’s new affordable housing ordinance do not include a mandate for a minimum of 10 percent affordable units within the Conant Thread district surrounding a coming new train station, says Councilor Terry Mercer.

The Valley Breeze: City’s homeless left without shower access

Imagine, says Adrienne Marchetti, not having access to daily showers during the hottest and most humid days of summer. That’s what the city’s homeless residents now face after House of Hope’s ACCESS-RI program, which meets homeless needs on a walk-in basis, permanently closed its doors at 185 Dexter St. last Friday, June 28.

Valley Breeze: Officials considering incentives on affordable housing

Finalizing local rules on affordable housing will take plenty of creative thinking, say those doing the legwork.

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