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PBN: First R.I. community solar project at affordable-housing complex marks completion

First R.I. community solar project at affordable-housing complex marks completion

Kent County Daily Times: WWHA strategic plan objectives nearly complete

When he stepped into the executive director position at the West Warwick Housing Authority in 2017, Stephen O'Rourke faced the daunting tasks of fixing the trouble plaguing the organization and reversing the bad reputation it had earned over the years prior.

The Kent County Daily Times: Community groups support local veteran housing

Rhode Island’s leading non profit supporter of local veterans, Operation Stand Down RI, accepted donations from two local organizations on Friday to support the running of two of their residential homes for veterans.

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

ProJo: West Warwick measure to dissuade giving to panhandlers defeated 4-1

A resolution to place signs urging people to donate to charity instead of giving money to panhandlers was defeated 4-1 in a town council meeting Tuesday evening, following withering public opposition to it.

Kent County Daily Times: Council mulls signage to discourage panhandling

The West Warwick Town Council is considering placing signs at popular panhandling areas throughout town to discourage drivers from participating.

Warwick Beacon: Citizens Bank provides $9M for W. Warwick housing project

Citizens Bank announced recently that its Community Development Group has provided $9 million in financing in the form of a tax-exempt bond to Pawtucket Development Group, LLC for the acquisition and renovation of a vacant historic mill, known as Lippitt Mill, located in West Warwick, into 65 residential housing units.

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.

ProJo: State housing agency OKs financing for Lippitt Mill project

Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor on Thursday morning lauded a vote by the Rhode Island Housing Board of Commissioners to approve final financing for the Lippitt Mill Apartments development in West Warwick.

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