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The Narragansett Times: Discussion exposes need for affordable housing in SRI

During a briefing and panel discussion on affordable housing hosted by the Washington County Coalition for Children, the theme was clear. “We need more housing,” Annette Bourne, research and policy director at HousingWorks RI, said.

The Narragansett Times: Narragansett seeks ways to bolster affordable housing stock

Speaking to a legislative commission earlier this month, Narragansett Town Planner Michael DeLuca described some of the challenges Narragansett and other Washington County communities are facing in attempting to supply more affordable housing.

The Narragansett Times: Sleep-Out for the Homeless

Prout students Maurice Lee, Abby Messer, Elsie Bansal, Gracie McCall and Mary Reynolds participated in a Sleep-Out to raise awareness of the Homeless.

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 Independent: Local nonprofits to team up for holidays

Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale is partnering up with Welcome House of South County for a holiday drive to benefit local children, seniors and homeless adults.

East Greenwich Pendulum: Towns lose thousands in expected grants

Several Rhode Island towns are facing negative impacts after being notified in late July that many of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications for local programs and agencies will not receive the funding they typically see. Locally, six social services programs applied for a total of $136,702 to fund several projects in the area, and after the meeting in late July, East Greenwich, along with many other towns across the state, were notified that none of their applications from the Plan Year 2016 will receive funding.

Turn to 10: Rhode Island home sales booming

Rhode Island's real estate market is showing no signs of slowing down, as parts of the state are seeing a big boost in home sales. Although many home prices are climbing with more buyers in the market, interest rates are still low, which makes a larger mortgage more affordable.

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