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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.

The Sun: WARM Center is among recipients of $6 million in grants for homeless

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced Friday that Rhode Island would receive $6,050,330 in federal federal Continuum of Care grants for Rhode Island homeless assistance programs.

The Sun: ZBR has a lot on its plate at next meeting

A proposed six-building addition to the Merchants Village Apartments on Clark Street, a large-scale medical marijuana growing facility, and a 78-seat conference center and two hotel cottages are all on the agenda for the Zoning Board of Review’s meeting scheduled for Wednesday night.

The Sun: Editorial: Highs and lows from the past week around the region

Highs and lows from the past week around the region: July 30, 2018.

The Sun: Mixed-use complex proposed

The owner of property at the corner of Franklin and Wells streets hopes to develop his land with an age-restricted 55-and-older housing complex as well as office buildings.

ProJo: Doing something constructive: Women Build project in Westerly

More than 50 female volunteers helped refurbish a house at 2 Knight St. in Westerly. More than 50 female volunteers helped refurbish a house at 2 Knight St. in Westerly on Thursday, as part of Habitat for Humanity’s national Women Build project. Through the project, which provides housing for low-income families, volunteers work with construction professionals and alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners.

ProJo: Towns lobby for easing of R.I.’s affordable-housing mandate

Narragansett Town Planner Michael J. DeLuca, speaking for eight communities in Washington County, urged a legislative commission Wednesday to change state law so that more low-cost housing could be counted as affordable housing.

The Westerly Sun: Demographics foretell worsening squeeze on region’s housing

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments recommended in a report Thursday that area communities increase their capacity for lower-cost, multifamily housing.

ProJo: R.I. real estate: 2017 — a really hot market

House sales increased in Rhode Island for the fifth consecutive year in 2017, creating a “hot” market despite falling inventory, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors.

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.

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