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The Independent: Solar project at Cottrell Homestead approved

Cottrell Homestead, 500 Waites Corner Road, West Kingston, received approval from the Planning Board Tuesday to develop a 250-kilowatt solar energy system spanning approximately 28,206 square feet, or roughly two-thirds of an acre.

The Block Island Times: Conservation Commission approves projects

Two projects sailed easily through the Conservation Commission at its most recent meeting.

The Jamestown Press: Town buys lot for open space, low-cost homes

The town has purchased property on Carr Lane to increase its stock of affordable housing while preserving the reservoir’s watershed.

United Way of Rhode Island Selects Cortney Nicolato as President & CEO

Following a national search, the Board of Directors for United Way of Rhode Island has selected Cortney Nicolato to lead the organization as its next President and CEO. She joins the organization on September 24, 2018, succeeding Anthony Maione, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

The Independent: Forum focuses on town’s housing future

In 2016, a household income of $85,373 was needed to afford the cost of renting of an average price two-bedroom apartment in South Kingstown. That ranks the town among the most expensive communities in which to rent in the state, according to the 2017 Housing Fact Book from HousingWorks RI.

Narragansett Times: SK looks to create more affordable housing

With the topic of affordable housing on the minds of many who live in South Kingstown, the town’s affordable housing collaborative committee hosted a workshop at the South Kingstown Recreation Center Tuesday to hear residents’ thoughts on the issue.

Enterprise: Community Developments: The White House Released a Proposal to Overhaul the Federal Government

A daily roundup of news impacting housing and communities: June 22, 2018.

PBN: R.I. Housing funds 523 mortgages in Q1 for volume over $104.9M

R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. financed 523 mortgages via its in-house loan center channels and with participating lenders in the first quarter of 2018 at a volume more than $104.9 million, a first-quarter record, the quasi-state agency announced Tuesday.

REALTOR Magainze: Real Estate Developers Take Wellness Into Account

A growing number of developers believe wellness home features are a big pull for buyers. The wellness real estate boom first sought to make office environments healthier, and now it is focusing more on the residential market, according to a new report released by the Global Wellness Institute.

PBN: Five Questions With: Joseph Luca

Joseph Luca, president of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, recently spoke to the Providence Business News about the upward trend for sales and appreciation in the multifamily category. In May, the median price for the sale of buildings with two or more units rose 20 percent. And the inventory rose as well, by 16 percent.

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