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Amy Cola
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RICH: Support Pay for Success: It's Live

By removing $500,000 for a social impact bond project (also known as Pay for Success), the General Assembly is leaving nearly $3 million dollars on the table in federal funding to help chronically homeless Rhode Islanders.

NLIHC: Out of Reach 2019 Released Today

NLIHC released today the 30th anniversary edition of Out of Reach comparing wages and rents throughout the U.S. The report illustrates that rental housing continues to be out of reach for millions of low-wage workers and other extremely low-income renters.

Source of Income Discrimination Bill

Source of Income Discrimination: As you know, we are now in the last 1½ to 2 weeks of this year’s session. With the budget out of House finance, the leadership will be turning their attention to other bills and making decisions about what makes it out of committee and what doesn’t. We need your help now to make sure the Source of Income bill is in that first category.

ProJo: Angry East Siders confront Providence City Councilors over homestead exemption

About 120 East Side residents crowded into the Central Congregational Church on Monday night to express their frustration over a City Council proposal to implement a graduated homestead exemption tax structure in Providence. During a meeting punctuated by shouts and interruptions, residents voiced their concern to City Council members in attendance about a proposal they say would raise their tax bills.

GoLocal Prov: War of Words Erupts Over Investigation of Crossroads By Homeless Newspaper

On one side is a non-profit with a $14 million budget and a who's-who board chaired by federal court judge Jack McConnell and includes RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and multiple bank presidents -- and on the other side is a newspaper for the homeless. The two are engaged in a dispute about the conditions at Rhode Island’s largest homeless agency.

PBN: Five Questions With June Speakman

5 Questions with June Speakman, HWRI Advisory Board Member and State Representative.

RIHousing: Seeks proposals for redevelopment of Barbara Jordan II Proposal

Barbara Jordan II (BJII) is a housing development in Upper South Providence which includes 26 two- and three-story buildings containing 74 apartments. This email announces the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of BJII.

Living Cities: Building OneCranston through Collective Impact

As a Working Cities Challenge participant, Cranston, Rhode Island is working to undo the city's longstanding racial divides. Two partners in the work reflect on efforts to build unity through collective impact, and share tools and resources that they've found valuable.

ProJo: Annual count shows fewer homeless Rhode Islanders

A January count showed a drop in the number of homeless people in Rhode Island, but advocates say the survey doesn’t tell the full story.

JOB OPENING: Communications and Program Coordinator for LPI at RWU

Under the direction of the Director, Latino Policy Institute (LPI), the Communications and Program Coordinator will participate in a variety of activities related to communications and program coordination, including media relations, social media, research and development, writing, and outreach.

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