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ProJo: Advocates seek to keep Barbara Jordan II affordable

Advocates for low-income residents rallied outside the vacant Barbara Jordan II housing complex in South Providence on Thursday to voice their demands for its redevelopment.

PBN: Five Questions With Sabina Matos

5Qs with Sabina Matos, President of the Providence City Council.

PBN: Report: Providence metro homeowners stay in homes longer than most

The average homeowner in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area owns their home for 7.4 years, the ninth-longest housing tenure of the 50 largest metros in the nation, according to a report from LendingTree Thursday.

ProJo: Providence community pushes for affordable homes over housing complex

A group of South Side residents made clear at a community meeting Monday night what they wanted to see built in their neighborhood to replace the abandoned affordable housing development known as Barbara Jordan II: houses.

ProJo: Providence City Council, with first-ever female majority, sets a new direction

Growing up, Sabina Matos didn’t imagine she’d one day be elected to a political office in the United States. In fact, when she moved to New York with her family from the Dominican Republic as a 20-year-old, she didn’t think she’d stay more than six months. “We arrived here in April, and I said that by December I was going to be back there,” said Matos, who was recently elected to serve as president of the Providence City Council.

ProJo: Former state Rep. Regunberg hired as adviser to Providence Mayor Elorza

While holding the door open to another run for state office in 2022, former Rep. Aaron Regunberg, the high-profile progressive who ran for lieutenant governor last year, is starting work Monday as a top-level policy adviser to Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza on universal pre-kindergarten and affordable housing initiatives.

PBN: As investment boosts city neighborhoods, can developers avoid displacing the poor?

As investment boosts city neighborhoods, can developers avoid displacing the poor?

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.

ProJo: Advocates begin to outline recommendations for affordable housing

A committee tasked with studying affordable housing in Providence heard testimony from advocates who recommended policies that could help address the housing crisis affecting the city.

ProJo: At Providence’s Amos House, serving more than just food

Every day, Amos House tries to turn a tragedy into a miracle, knowing that someone might fall many times before they can pick themselves up.

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