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GoLocal Prov: RI Health Director Alexander-Scott Seeking Proposals to Build Healthy, Resilient Communities

Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, joined GoLocal News Editor Kate Nagle on GoLocal LIVE where she talked about the department requesting proposals from qualified municipalities and non-profit community-based organizations to expand its Health Equity Zone (HEZ) initiative to additional communities.

PBN: 5 Questions With: Brenda Clement

Brenda Clement, the executive director of HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University, is one of the people involved in Homes RI, a new coalition of housing advocates, led by the United Way of Rhode Island, which is trying to attract more attention to the issues of housing availability and affordability in Rhode Island.

NLIHC: Concrete Steps Congress Can Take To Solve America’s Housing Crisis

The National Low Income Housing Coalition released today Opportunities to End Homelessness and Housing Poverty in the 116th Congress, a memo to incoming senators and representatives on concrete steps they can take to help address one of the most critical issues facing extremely low income families today: the lack of decent, accessible, and affordable housing.

ProJo: R.I. bills seek to bar discrimination against low-income renters

Housing advocates gathered Tuesday at the State House to push for legislation that would prohibit landlords from discriminating against tenants with rental-assistance vouchers.

Newport Daily News: Steve Ostiguy steps down as Church Community Housing executive director

Stephen Ostiguy, who has worked for Church Community Housing Corp. for the past 36 years and is well known in the community, has stepped down as executive director.

The Sun: WARM Center is among recipients of $6 million in grants for homeless

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Friday that Rhode Island would receive $6,050,330 in federal federal Continuum of Care grants for Rhode Island homeless assistance programs.

ProJo: Subject of Journal story ‘Redemption’ lands job with recovery program

Mark Gonsalves, whose story of recovery was told in The Journal this weekend, has been hired by Amos House.

AP: Rhode Island homeless programs awarded $6M in federal grants

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says $6 million in federal grants have been awarded to programs to help homeless people in Rhode Island.

ProJo: My Turn: Jeanne Cola: Huge numbers in R.I. can’t afford housing

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s State of the State speech addressed many critical components needed for a healthy and prosperous Rhode Island, with one notable exception. In our view, having safe and affordable housing is a critical foundation for health equity, improvements in early learning and education, economic growth and workforce development. Without addressing the question of housing first, all other programs suffer from the outset.

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.

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