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The Brown Daily Herald: HOPE hosts first annual summit

More than 100 students gathered at the University this weekend for the first annual Summit on Homelessness and Poverty. Attendees represented 13 student groups engaged in anti-poverty work at institutions as close as the University of Rhode Island and as far away as Vanderbilt University.

ProJo: Elderly couple must leave Federal Hill apartment, can’t find affordable place

Since an eviction action started in January, Butch and Madonna Trottier, who are in their 70s, haven’t been able to find another apartment they can afford. They are selling their furniture to raise money for a new place.

The Brown Daily Herald: Students lobby for housing legislation

University students lobbied for a bill designed to eliminate housing discrimination against homeless individuals Tuesday afternoon at the Rhode Island State House. House Bill No. 7528, entitled “An Act Relating to Property — Fair Housing Practices,” was introduced to the House Committee on Judiciary by seven Democratic representatives.

LISC Rhode Island: 2017 By the Numbers

2017 By the Numbers

PBN: LISC Rhode Island invests record $26.8 million in 2017

LISC Rhode Island ended 2017 having invested $26.8 million, including $2.3 million in grants, the nonprofit announced Wednesday.

The Valley Breeze: Dawson named community development officer

BankNewport president and CEO Sandra J. Pattie has announced the appointment of Adriana I. Dawson, of North Providence, to vice president, community development officer.

ProJo: Special committee studying plight of the homeless convenes

The city’s newly created special committee to study homelessness gathered Wednesday night in the first of several meetings aimed at assessing the scope of Providence’s homelessness problem.

Barrington Times: Should town give developer a tax break?

Steve Primiano is worried about the schools. More specifically, the Barrington Town Council member is concerned about how Barrington’s public schools will be impacted by the new Palmer Pointe affordable housing project if the town decides to extend the development a significant tax break.

PBN: HUD awards $1.9M to regional metros to promote self-sufficiency for public housing residents

Four Providence-Warwick-Fall River and New Bedford metropolitan area housing authorities and two public housing resident associations were awarded a combined $1.9 million by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD announced Tuesday.

Enterprise: Community Developments: HOME Sign-On Letter, HUD Awards $35 Million to Promote Self-Sufficiency

A daily roundup of news impacting housing and communities. February 20, 2018.

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