Narragansett Times: SK looks to create more affordable housing

By KENDRA GRAVELLE | Jun 23, 2018

SOUTH KINGSTOWN—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.

“By providing affordable housing it helps our community become a little bit more diverse, it allows for us to age in place,” said Cheryl Hartnett, chair of the affordable housing collaborative committee. “Then the other portion that really hits home for me is for it to remain a vibrant multicultural community.”

“We need to think about, what kind of community do we want South Kingstown to be?” she continued.

Planning Director Chelsea Siefert explained Tuesday that housing that costs 30 percent or less of someone's income is typically considered affordable. And when it comes to affordable housing currently available in South Kingstown, Siefert added the town is “lacking.”

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