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RIH: Funding Announcement

RIHousing announces the opening of a competitive funding round for Acquisition and Revitalization Program (“ARP”) funding. Approximately $4.74 million in funding is available to redevelop blighted properties; 75% of the funding will be set aside for urban communities.

The Sun: Birchwood Farms subdivision receives permits for Pawcatuck project

Birchwood Farms, a 40-unit residential subdivision that will include 12 affordable units, received unanimous approval Tuesday from the Planning and Zoning Commission for subdivision and groundwater protection permits for the project’s 25-acre site located at 126 S. Broad St., Route 1, in Pawcatuck.

Newport Daily News: Forum examines future of Aquidneck Island housing issues

The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission hosted a forum last Friday focused on Aquidneck Island’s housing issues.

Warwick Beacon: Family Shelter closes, to be affordable housing

The former St. Benedict Church convent on Beach Avenue in Conimicut, which for years operated as a family shelter, is about to go through another transition.

Newport This Week: Action Needed Now for Affordable Senior Housing

The need for affordable senior housing has been on the Middle­town Town Council docket since April 2017.

What's Up Newp: There is a national housing crisis for the poor … and it’s getting worse

Millions of Americans struggle every day, often not knowing where they’ll sleep at night, whether they can put food on the table, or have enough money to pay for needed medications.

PBN: Report: Homeless students in R.I. undercounted

The number of students in Rhode Island who are experiencing homelessness and would qualify for educational services is thought to be undercounted, according to a new study released Thursday.

What's Up Newp: AIPC: Residents have their voices heard on the issue of housing on Aquidneck Island

On Friday, March 15, Aquidneck Island Planning Commission hosted Aquidneck Island residents, business owners, elected officials, and others for an in-depth look at the state of housing on Aquidneck Island. The forum consisted of three expert panels followed by interactive break-out sessions.

RIH: New Down Payment Assistance Program: Spring7500

RIHousing’s new Spring7500 program provides a $7,500 down payment assistance loan to eligible first-time homebuyers in Rhode Island.

Enterprise: Community Developments: State- and City-Wide Efforts to Boost Affordable Housing Development

A daily roundup of news impacting housing and communities: March 19, 2019.

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