Patch: Woonsocket To Collect Affordable Housing Money From Feds
From the Office of U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline:
U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Jim Langevin (D-RI) announced that Rhode Island community organizations are receiving nearly $450,000 through NeighborWorks America to support affordable housing and revitalizing local communities. NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley is receiving a grant of $258,000, while the West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. is receiving $188,000 in new funds.
"Quality affordable housing is the bedrock of the middle class, and this investment will give more Rhode Island families the opportunity to find a new home," said Cicilline who advocated for a $35 million increase in annual federal support for NeighborWorks America. "Benefitting families in West Elmwood and across the Blackstone Valley, these resources will open the door to a new life for so many Rhode Islanders. It's vital that we continue to ramp up support for effective programs like these that have a proven record of delivering results for Rhode Island."
"Too many families lack access to the safe and affordable housing that is vital for financial stability and economic security," said Langevin. "I am pleased this grant funding will provide needed investments to revitalize our neighborhoods and help Rhode Island families find a place to call home. Woonsocket and Providence will use these additional resources to fund community development and support counselling services for families in need."
Courtesy of Woonsocket Patch