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RWU School of Law: Force Multipliers

Our homes are the solid ground upon which we build our lives – safe, secure, healthy spaces where we can eat, sleep, and spend time with our families; bases from which we travel to work or school; conducive, reliable environments in which we can thrive and grow. Yet for many Rhode Islanders, this basic resource remains persistently out of reach. It’s a crisis that students at Roger Williams University School of Law are addressing head-on through the Rhode Island Tenant Stabilization Project, aimed at helping low-income tenants who face eviction and possible homelessness.

ecoRI News: Poorly Planned Green Energy Grows in Rhode Island

Both climate solutions are identified as “green” — in fact, one literally is — but the Mother Nature-created one is being destroyed to make room for the manmade one. Some proponents of the latter say chunks of the former need to be sacrificed if society is to kick its dirty fossil-fuel habitat. Their well-intentioned argument goes something like this: we can’t say no to everything and we need renewable energy. While renewable energy is a must, it shouldn’t be given carte blanche to be sited anywhere and everywhere. If that’s the development practice Rhode Island embraces, environmental degradation will continue. Public health will suffer.

ProJo: Neighborhood of the Week: Thornton is not a run-of-the-mill place

The water tower that once served the Pocasset Worsted Mill still looms over the tightly-packed duplexes of Thornton, though its top has been sheared off and cellular transmitter cables crawl up the sides like vines.
RWU: Civic Scholars, R.I. Tenant Stabilization Project

RWU: Civic Scholars, R.I. Tenant Stabilization Project

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LISC: 2017 LISC National Annual Report

LISC Releases Annual Report: Invests $1.2 Billion Nationwide; $27 Million in Rhode Island.

Save the Date: Interfaith Poverty Conference 2018

RI Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty invites you to Save the Date for their 2018 Conference! To take place on: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 8AM-12:30PM at Rhode Island College, Providence. Rev. Traci Blackmon will be the keynote speaker. Rev. Traci Blackmon is the Executive Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries for The United Church of Christ and Senior Pastor of Christ The King United Church of Christ in Florissant, MO.

Valley Breeze: Cumberland Housing Authority rated ‘high performer’ by HUD

The Cumberland Housing Authority has been designated a high performer by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, based on its most recent Public Housing Assessment System score of 96, stated a release from the Cumberland agency.

WPRI 12: Nesi's Notes: March 31

Here's another edition of Ted Nesi's weekend column for WPRI.com: March 31.

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