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The Block Island Times: Council expands employee housing proposal

After its initial housing proposal was met with criticism from some members of the public, the New Shoreham Town Council went back to the drawing board and is now proposing that the 2.5-acre Thomas property be used for a community housing campus consisting of two separate dwellings that would house a total of seven town employees. The estimated cost for the project is about $1.5 million.

PBN: Omni Development Corp. names Morris executive director

The Omni Development Corp. has named Sharon Morris as executive director, the nonprofit development organization announced Friday. Morris replaces Lawrence Brown, who served as executive director for two years after the death of Omni’s longtime executive director, Joseph Caffey.

The Block Island Times: Letters: Housing, yes, but at a reasonable cost

I'd like to weigh in on the housing issue for the town manager. We have to realize that a few key positions on the island in the 21st century need to be filled by persons with skills not commonly found on the island and some of these positions have a fairly high turnover rate. At present, there are two such positions on the island: The doctor and the town manager.

Barrington Times: Local students will deliver backpacks to the homeless

Mark Whittaker, a fifth grade teacher at Hampden Meadows School, has rallied students and their families to collect and fill backpacks for the less fortunate. So far, they have filled 200 backpacks with personal hygiene items, sweatshirts, socks, bottled water, snacks, and other essentials.
RI Monthly: How Much Does It Cost to Rent an Apartment in RI?

RI Monthly: How Much Does It Cost to Rent an Apartment in RI?

The 2018 RI Kids Count Factbook, released on Monday, is fascinating. It provides a window into the lives of Rhode Island’s children, and it also offers some peripheral data that contextualizes how the state’s youngest residents are raised.

NYT: In 83 Million Eviction Records, a Sweeping and Intimate New Look at Housing in America

Before the first hearings on the morning docket, the line starts to clog the lobby of the John Marshall Courthouse. No cellphones are allowed inside, but many of the people who’ve been summoned don’t learn that until they arrive. “Put it in your car,” the sheriff’s deputies suggest at the metal detector. That advice is no help to renters who have come by bus. To make it inside, some tuck their phones in the bushes nearby.

WPRI 12: Amgen picks RI for new $160M state-of-the-art plant

Biotech firm Amgen plans to expand its footprint in Rhode Island by building what it describes as "a new state-of-the-art next-generation biomanufacturing plant" at its 75-acre campus in West Greenwich, officials said Tuesday.

The Narragansett Times: Sleep-Out for the Homeless

Prout students Maurice Lee, Abby Messer, Elsie Bansal, Gracie McCall and Mary Reynolds participated in a Sleep-Out to raise awareness of the Homeless.

ProJo: Funds boosted to help homeless vets

A boost in funding for housing vouchers will help two dozen homeless veterans get permanent homes. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs on Friday announced funding of $152,774 for six local public housing agencies in Rhode Island.

ProJo: $9M rehab finished on Providence building containing units for disabled

Housing advocates met Friday morning to celebrate the $9-million rehabilitation of the former Advent Apartments, now renamed Dean Street Studios, at 344 Washington St.

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