Learning Center

Beyond publications and reports, HousingWorks RI offers educational resources to professionals and community members looking to understand housing and community development.

From teaching modules to presentations and videos, the Learning Center provides a range of material on housing and its intersections.

Mapping Zoning and Land Use

Introduction to HousingWorks RI's Zoning and Land Use Research Practices: An introduction to the National Zoning Atlas project, and HousingWorks RI's plan to expand those practices locally in the Ocean State. Mapping Rhode Island's Municipal Zones: The Search for Where & How to Produce More HousingA PowerPoint presentation prepared for Grow Smart RI's Power of Place Summit, 2022.

Archived Learning Events

Hidden Truths Lecture Series: 'Zip Code Matters -- How Where You Live Impacts Economic, Health and Educational Outcomes'

Brenda Clement, HousingWorks RI's Director, participates in Roger Williams University's Hidden Truths Lecture Series. This session will describe HousingWorks RI’s foray into understanding Rhode Island municipal residential zoning, most recently enhanced by GIS mapping. In its efforts to better understand municipal potential for residential development, over the last several years, HousingWorks RI has examined municipal comprehensive plans and zoning codes to align what is proposed in plans to what has been passed by ordinance. Taking it a step further, this year HWRI has engaged in GIS mapping of zoning for single family, two-family, multifamily, and mixed-use development, as well as the state’s low- and moderate-income housing, public infrastructure, and transit routes. This work has been informed by HWRI’s analysis of the methodologies used by Desegregate CT and Massachusetts Housing Partnership’s Transit Oriented Development Explorer (TODEX) in order to contribute to the start of a Zoning Atlas for the state, if not the southern or entire New England region.

How to End Long-Term Homelessness Press Event

On January 23rd 2019, HousingWorks RI in collaboration with Crossroads Rhode Island, Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless and author, Eric Hirsch, Ph.D. convened the press to discuss the findings from How to End Long-Term Homelessness, a HousingWorks RI Scholar Series publication.

How to End Long-Term Homelessness in the Media:

R.I. housing advocates seek long-term solutions for the homeless, Providence Journal

We Know Now How to End Long-Term Homelessness: PC Professor Eric Hirsch on LIVE, GoLocal Prov

R.I. urged to create more 'deeply affordable' apartments to counter homelessness, Providence Business News

Five Questions With: Eric L. Hirsch, Providence Business News

Senior Health and Housing Forum

On September 19th 2017, HousingWorks RI in partnership with LeadingAge RI and Rhode Island Housing convened around one hundred local healthcare and housing professionals to discuss the intersection of health and housing impacting seniors.

Archived Partner Publications

RIHRC Briefing Paper: Mobile Home Parks in Rhode Island

For an overview of the housing issues facing seniors in Rhode Island take a look at HWRI Seniors and Housing Issue Brief

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