Newport Daily News: Forum examines future of Aquidneck Island housing issues

Panelists touched on challenges such as seniors' ability to age in place and millennials' struggle to find affordable housing.

NEWPORT — The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission hosted a forum last Friday focused on Aquidneck Island's housing issues.

Held in the Community College of Rhode Island Newport Campus auditorium, the forum featured three panel discussions followed by break-out sessions for attendees to share their perspectives. The findings from the discussions are being complied and will be available at, according to a statement from the organization.

“We are focused on creating a shared vision of the future success of the island, so we wanted to bring together people from different backgrounds to work together on a solution to ensure that the island's housing availability meets our needs now and in the future,” John Shea, the planning commission's executive director, said in the statement.

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