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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.

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.

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.

Church Community Housing Corporation is Hiring: Project Manager

Non-profit Community Development Corporation is seeking person with 1-2 years experience with Affordable Housing and Community Development programs. Candidates should be detailed oriented, possess strong communication and organization skills. Experience grant writing, construction management and financing is helpful. Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Planning or related field preferred. Please provide resume and writing salary when applying. Salary commensurate with experience.

The Newport Daily News: Legislators take on issues during annual forum

Aquidneck Island is an expensive place to live — on that most people can agree. But what to do about it? Members of the local legislative delegation told a crowd of about 100 people Thursday morning at the local Community College of Rhode Island campus they’re more than aware of the reality — and more needs to be done to help make Newport County affordable.

WPRI 12: Newsmakers 4/6/2018: R.I. Housing Crunch

Newsmakers 4/6/2018: R.I. Housing Crunch

FHLBB: The 2018 AHP funding round opens June 11!

The FHLB Boston’s Affordable Housing Program 2018 funding round opens four weeks earlier this year on Monday, June 11. Applications are due Thursday, August 2. Approximately $18.1 million in AHP subsidy is available.

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