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ProJo: Crossroads RI gets $5-million grant from Bezos family fund

Crossroads Rhode Island will receive a $5-million grant from the Day 1 Families Fund created by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie.

PBN: Former rectory proposed for multifamily apartments

A former rectory once owned by the nonprofit Whitmarsh House has been sold to a Providence investment corporation, which wants to renovate and convert it to apartments.

ProJo: Former Providence knife factory finds new life as housing

Between 1958 and 1988, hundreds of employees worked at the Imperial Knife Factory in Olneyville, manufacturing folding pocket knives, stainless steel cutlery and tableware. Today, that same mill building boasts 60 new apartments for families of varying income levels.

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

PBN: Reed announces $124K to support homeless veterans in R.I.

The Providence Housing Authority and North Providence Housing Authority will receive a total of $123,704 in federal funds to help homeless veterans find affordable housing.

ProJo: Future of Providence’s Barbara Jordan II affordable housing development discussed

Residents and advocates on Monday night had the chance to voice their opinions about the redevelopment of Barbara Jordan II, a 74-unit affordable housing project that has been vacant for about two years.

PHA: Request for Proposals - Project Based Vouchers

The Providence Housing Authority will award Section 8 Project-Based Vouchers to eligible applicants based on the guidelines and ranking criteria as listed in the RFP.

Join state leaders on October 26 for the Oxford Place & Gardens Ribbon Cutting

Join special guests Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI 1st District), Mayor Jorge Elorza and the leadership of RIHousing and Preservation of Affordable Housing along with supporters and residents of Oxford Place & Gardens affordable housing.

GoLocal Prov: Coalition of Groups Oppose 20 Year Tax Break for Providence Project Ahead of Council Vote

Christopher Samih-Rotodno joined GoLocal News Editor Kate Nagle on GoLocal LIVE where he spoke to a coalition of groups opposed to a twenty year tax stabilization agreement (TSA) for the Edge College Hill development — Steeple Street RI, LLC — which is scheduled for a second vote at the Providence City Council on Thursday night.

ProJo: Providence City Council OKs tax agreement for apartment project

The project, called Edge College Hill II, will include 163 studio and one-bedroom apartments geared toward students, according to Christopher Ise, principal planner with the City of Providence. The first floor will be dedicated to commercial use.

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