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South County Independent: SK officials seek input on housing

Planning officials are looking to South Kingstown's residents to weigh in on the types of homes that will best suit their diverse needs and align with the town's housing goals.

The Narragansett Times: Town looks to expand housing opportunities with 'Home Style SK'

The Town of South Kingstown has begun an effort to ensure that everyone n the community has the opportunity to live in the types of homes that best suit their needs. The "Home Style SK" initiative, which requires community engagement, will help the town determine exactly what its housing needs are.

The Independent: South Kingstown facing pressure to build affordable housing

The Town Council in South Kingstown met Aug. 13 with members of the town’s Housing Authority to review challenges the body, and the town, face in trying to provide affordable housing.

Narragansett Times: SK grapples with land-use goals at joint meeting

With the preservation of open space and affordable housing availability both recognized as crucial elements to South Kingstown’s vitality, is it possible for the town to successfully achieve both?

The Narragansett Times: Council candidates turn out for second SK forum

Beneath dim lighting, a crowd gathered Wednesday during Ocean Mist’s second ever meet-the-candidates night.

ConvergenceRI: Of the community, by the community, for the community

Rhode Island Foundation announces $3.6 million in new grants to support the ongoing work of six Health Equity Zones in the state, marking a sea change in investments in communities

Narragansett Times: SK debates need for affordable housing, open space

An application by the South Kingstown Land Trust requesting funding from the town’s open space bond fund to purchase and preserve a 43-acre property sparked a debate Monday about how closely the issues of land preservation and affordable housing are tied.

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 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.

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