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The Valley Breeze: School officials unclear on lack of homeless grant

School officials say they have been unable to determine why the local school district was again left out of a late October grant award to support local homeless students. Housing advocates recently estimated that there are 68 homeless students in Pawtucket currently.

ProJo: In Pawtucket, 2 homeless men killed on highways remembered in vigil

Two Rhode Island men, both known to live on the streets, both fatally injured as pedestrians this fall, were remembered at a candlelight vigil on Monday night.

The Valley Breeze: Affordable housing district nixed for the time being

Facing overwhelming opposition to a plan to boost affordable housing in the area of a coming new commuter rail station, the City Council last week postponed action on the initiative indefinitely.

The Valley Breeze: Council hears concerns on neighborhood stabilization district

Some of those who turned out last week for a hearing on a new district designed to prevent forcing residents out due to higher housing costs said the proposal doesn’t go far enough to protect those who live here.

The Valley Breeze: Showers and services available for homeless at Barton Street location

The city’s homeless residents once again have a place to go for a warm shower, a haircut, and more, now on Barton Street, thanks to two separate organizations.

HUD: Media Advisory: HUD, Senator Reed to Announce Major Funding to Protect RI Children from Lead and Other Home Hazards

HUD, Senator Reed to Announce Major Funding to Protect RI Children from Lead and Other Home Hazards

The Valley Breeze: Showers for homeless coming back to Pawtucket

Homeless residents will once again have access to a nice warm shower after an area benefactor reached an agreement on a partnership with the city.

Valley Breeze: Moreno, Vasquez will host hygiene product drive

School Committee member Roberto Moreno and City Councilor Elena Vasquez, responding to The Breeze story last week on homeless residents not having access to a shower for more than a month, will be hosting a Hygiene Kit Supply Drive at The Guild.

City of Pawtucket: Housing and Community Development Survey

The City of Pawtucket is developing a five-year plan to guide policy, action and investment in housing, economic development, infrastructure and community and public facilities in the coming years.

The Valley Breeze: Grant funding not part of showers for homeless

No Community Development Block Grant funding from the city went toward the construction of recently closed showers for the homeless at 185 Dexter St., say officials.

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