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The Valley Breeze: Council will hold separate meetings on affordable housing mandate

The City Council is planning a series of meetings on a proposal to require 10 percent affordable housing in the new Transit-Oriented Development district around a coming new train station off Main Street.

The Valley Breeze: Council asked to approve bulk of train station zoning

Officials are asking the City Council to adopt the majority of the proposed Conant Thread District Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) zoning ordinance for the area around a coming train station so redevelopment efforts there don't grind to a halt.

Valley Breeze: Council puts train zoning on hold amid call for 10 percent affordable units

Creation of a new zoning district around the city’s coming train station is too important to approve it in a “half-baked” form, say City Council members.

Valley Breeze: Some call for affordable housing mandate near train station

Some in the city are advocating for a requirement that any development within the new 150-acre Conant Thread District surrounding a coming commuter rail station include at least 10 percent of the project as affordable housing.

PBN: R.I. Housing awards $200K to financial counseling, homeownership programs

The R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. board awarded $200,000 in grants in November to several city-based programs that support homeownership, financial counseling and environmentally “green” infrastructure.

Valley Breeze: Affordable housing replaces overgrown, vacant lot

An overgrown lot on the Pawtucket/Central Falls line that served as an illegal dumping ground for more than a decade has officially been “flipped” thanks to the efforts of Pawtucket Central Falls (PCF) Development, which transformed the brownfields site into new affordable housing along the Blackstone River.

FHLBB: Bringing Back A Residential Neighborhood in Rhode Island

Pawtucket Central Falls Development, a nonprofit community development corporation, set out to revitalize the Branch Blackstone area.

ConvergenceRI: Of the community, by the community, for the community

Rhode Island Foundation announces $3.6 million in new grants to support the ongoing work of six Health Equity Zones in the state, marking a sea change in investments in communities

Turn to 10: Rhode Island cities receive grants to address lead paint

The cities of Pawtucket and Providence are receiving federal grants to identify and address lead-based paint hazards in public housing.

ProJo: $2M coming to Providence, Pawtucket to address lead paint in public housing

Housing authorities in the capital city and Pawtucket will receive nearly $2 million in federal grants to assess and fix lead-paint hazards in older units, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced on Monday. Under the grants, the Pawtucket Housing Authority will receive $1 million, and the Providence Housing Authority $974,400.

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