The Housing Fact Book is an annual publication presented by HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University that outlines housing affordability data for Rhode Island's 39 municipalities.
The goal of this annual publication is to provide the consumer with easy-to-understand information, as well as a tool to inform local and state decision-makers on the importance of an integrated approach to improving housing affordability in Rhode Island.
As we prepared the 2021 Housing Fact Book (.PDF) for publication, the United States was - and is - still deeply embroiled in an unprecedented public health crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated economic repercussions across housing and employment. New England is faring better than many places across the country due to a stronger vaccination rate, but those communities that suffered disparately last year—poorer and more likely to be communities of color—remain at higher risk of illness and hospitalization.
2020 taught us a lot about housing’s key role in health and wellbeing, about equity, and about the alignment between individual and public health. What do we do with this knowledge?
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