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Block Island Times: You are here Warwick company wins housing contract

Pariseault Builders, Inc. of Warwick, R.I. was selected to build the five single-family homes in the B.I. Housing Board’s Cherry Hill Lane affordable housing subdivision on a parcel off Cooneymus Road.

The Chariho Times: SCHH aims to improve home affordability in Washington County

Habitat organizations across the country are mobilizing to influence policy and system change at the federal, state and local levels.

Block Island Times: Cherry Hill Lane to be rebid

The Block Island Housing Board has revised the bidding process for its Cherry Hill Lane subdivision project. The board said at its most recent meeting that the budget for the project will be $1.4 million and the new RFP will consist of two parts: one for site work and the other for construction.

Block Island Times: Certificate of Occupancy issued for apartments

For the past 17 months, members of the Harbor Church and many, many members of the Block Island community have worked very hard to convert the third floor of the Harbor Church into four year-round, affordable apartments.

The Block Island Times: Applications being accepted for church apartments

The process to apply for one of the four apartments currently under construction on the third floor of the Harbor Church has opened.

Block Island Times: Expanding eligibility for affordable housing

The Block Island Housing Board is seeking to expand the affordable housing applicant pool on Block Island. In order to do so the board needs to do something that might seem counterintuitive; raising the island’s median income bracket. Increasing the medium income limit could provide more people on the island with the opportunity to apply for affordable housing.

Block Island Times: Property converted to affordable housing

The Ocean View Foundation is converting its two rental properties into affordable housing units. The non-profit is splitting a minor subdivision located off Cooneymus Road into two separate lots to establishing two single-family dwellings that will go toward the island’s affordable housing inventory.

Block Island Times: Cherry Hill Lane project moves toward bidding

The Block Island Housing Board has begun to review design drawings for the five homes in the Cherry Hill Lane affordable housing development, the next step toward bringing the long-planned project to fruition.

The Block Island Times: Conservation Commission approves projects

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

ProJo: R.I.’s median house price rises by 10 percent in first quarter

Rhode Island was ranked as one of the country’s least affordable housing markets in March, while in the first quarter of 2018, the state’s median house price jumped by 10 percent, rising to $252,250. “Though Rhode Island’s housing market has not yet hit the peak reached before the housing downturn, strong price gains are affecting affordability, particularly among first-time home buyers,” the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said in its first-quarter market report, released Wednesday.

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