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Barbara Jordan II: Community Meeting on 10/15

The topic of this meeting will be visioning the BJ-II properties.

ProJo: $50M rehab of Providence affordable housing is one-third complete

State and local leaders gathered Friday at one of the newly redone buildings in the Barbara Jordan I affordable housing complex to share updates on the status of a $50-million renovation project. The scattered-site complex consists of 193 Section 8 housing units spread across 82 buildings in the area of Burnside Street.

Turn to 10: Rhode Island cities receive grants to address lead paint

The cities of Pawtucket and Providence are receiving federal grants to identify and address lead-based paint hazards in public housing.

PBN: Reed: Providence Housing Authority receives $396K for disability rental assistance

The Providence Housing Authority received $395,940 in federal section 811 voucher funding to increase accessible rental housing opportunities for low-income individuals with disabilities, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Friday.

ProJo: $2M coming to Providence, Pawtucket to address lead paint in public housing

Housing authorities in the capital city and Pawtucket will receive nearly $2 million in federal grants to assess and fix lead-paint hazards in older units, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced on Monday. Under the grants, the Pawtucket Housing Authority will receive $1 million, and the Providence Housing Authority $974,400.

ProAm: Tenants Demonstrate over City Contracting concerning local Housing

Housings process of development of the Barbara Jordan II housing project. Specifically their concerns are the fact that tenants have been left out of the planning process; some tenants being forced to move without plans for temporary re-location until the project is completed.

ProJo: Providence City Council challengers decry lack of affordable housing

At a forum Wednesday night hosted by Direct Action for Rights and Equality, an advocacy organization for the rights of low-income residents, City Council candidates from eight of the city’s 15 wards answered questions about the dearth of affordable and low-income housing in the city.

ProJo: Providence advocates for poor protest hiring of housing consultant

About two years ago, Roline Burgison helped one of the last remaining tenants at the Barbara Jordan II affordable housing development in South Providence find a new home.

PHA: Request for Public Comment

The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) is requesting public comment on proposed changes to its Section 8 Administrative Plan relating to Project Based Vouchers (PBVs).

ProJo: Program provides mobile showers, other services for homeless in Providence

Shower to Empower, an initiative of House of Hope, consists of a trailer with showers and air-conditioned rooms where the city’s homeless or housing insecure can get free haircuts and medical exams. The program provided its 500th shower to those in need on Wednesday.

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