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The Narragansett Times: Narragansett Planning Board denies Boon Street proposal

At its Wednesday meeting, which marked the third and final public hearing on a master plan proposal for an adaptive reuse of the former Presbyterian Church located at 114 Boon Street, the Narragansett Planning Board elected to deny the proposal to recreate and repurpose the church as a residential building in a 3-2 split vote. The consensus among dissenting members was the four-unit, 12-bedroom proposal for the approximately 17,500 square foot lot was too dense, while others believed the historic component of the project allowed a basis for approval, despite the density issues.

The Block Island Times: Church apartments receive HDC blessing

The Harbor Church’s affordable rental housing project is progressing towards its January 2019 goal for occupancy. Church Trustee Tony Pappas, who is spearheading the $450,000 project, was granted unanimous final approval (4-0) for adding a deck and stairs on the building’s west exterior, and removing an east side window, by the Historic District Commission on March 26. Pappas needs to obtain a building permit from Building Official Marc Tillson to commence with the work.

ProJo: Marchers converge on R.I. State House in walk to fight hunger

For 40 years, volunteers from nearly every faith have marched to the State House on Good Friday, part of a grassroots effort to raise money to supply food pantries and soup kitchens throughout Rhode Island.

FHLBB: 2018 Affordable Housing Program Announcement

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston will contribute $21.3 million to the 2018 Affordable Housing and Equity Builder Programs. Of this, $18.1 million will be allocated to the AHP and $3.1 million will be allocated to the EBP.

The Cowl: Featured Friars Participate in Alternate Spring Breaks

Providence College’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity, a global nonprofit housing organization, sent nine groups of students over spring break to help build affordable homes in locations across the East Coast.

Bristol Phoenix: Housing corporation hires a familiar leader

The East Bay Community Development Corporation has a new executive director who is certainly no stranger to those living in Bristol and throughout the East Bay area.

ProJo: Tiny-house model explored as affordable path in R.I.

Could some of Providence’s abandoned lots be redeveloped with energy-efficient, 500- to 700-square-foot houses that could be sold for $88,000, an affordable price for small households earning between $25,000 and $45,000 a year?

Enterprise: Community Developments: New Study Shows How the 1930s Redlining Maps Still Hurt Minorities

A daily roundup of news impacting housing and communities: March 28, 2018.

Providence American: Progress for some, not all Rhode Island families

Low-income people who work hard and play by the rules should be able to build a better life for themselves and their families. A new report by Prosperity Now (formerly CFED) shows that while Rhode Island has made some progress to help low-income families build a more prosperous future, more remains to be done.

Enterprise: Community Developments: New Report Highlights the Continued Success and Necessity of the Housing Credit

A daily roundup of news impacting housing and communities: March 27, 2018.

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