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ProJo: Advocates seek to keep Barbara Jordan II affordable

Advocates for low-income residents rallied outside the vacant Barbara Jordan II housing complex in South Providence on Thursday to voice their demands for its redevelopment.

EcoRI News: Potential of Transit-Oriented Development Examined

A recently published study estimates the capacity for accommodating up to 73,000 new housing units and 25,000 new jobs in transit-oriented development areas in five cities and towns across Rhode Island.

RWU: Board of Trustees Selects STEM Education Pioneer as RWU President

The Roger Williams University Board of Trustees on Wednesday announced that Ioannis (Yannis) Miaoulis, who transformed the Museum of Science, Boston into an institution of national and international prominence, will become RWU’s new president, beginning in August.

The Sun: Rhode Island Housing rescinds Section 8 voucher for Rockville Mill

With ongoing drinking water issues, and more recently, more than half the tenants moving out, problems continue to mount at the Rockville Mill affordable housing project.

Coventry Courier: Bills seek to bar discriminating against low-income tenants

Low-income housing advocates are pushing for legislation in the Rhode Island General Assembly that would bar discrimination against rental tenants receiving rental-assistance vouchers.

GoLocal Prov: Introducing “The RI Cheat Sheet”—Start Your Monday with the Latest Numbers, Data, and Factoids

“The RI Cheat Sheet” is a weekly feature about important and interesting numbers, data, and high-value factoids that impact Rhode Island and the economy: February 11, 2019.

Media Release: New study outlines potential for transit-oriented development to address RI's housing shortage and grow jobs where cities and towns want them

New study outlines potential of transit-oriented development to address RI’s housing shortage and grow jobs where cities and towns want them

Prosperity Now: Millions of U.S. Families Face Economic Uncertainty Despite Reports of a “Healthy Economy”

According to new research from Prosperity Now (formerly CFED), an alarming number of families don’t have the resources to withstand an economic downturn, which many analysts predict is around the corner.

ProJo: R.I. quasi-state agencies critical of Raimondo budget ‘scoops’

The leaders of Rhode Island’s quasi-state agencies warned of higher trash fees, a reduction in down payment help for first-time homebuyers and fewer local infrastructure projects if nearly $24 million is taken from their coffers as proposed by Gov. Gina Raimondo’s budget.

You're Invited: Urban Revitalization & Environmental Equality Strategist Majora Carter to Speak at RWU on Feb. 13

On Wednesday, February 13, you're invited to spend an evening with Carter as part of the Roger Williams University President’s Distinguished Speakers Series and part of a year-long campus-wide conversation on “Ocean State/State of the Ocean: The Challenge of Sea Level Rise Over the Coming Century.”

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