ProAm: Tenants Demonstrate over City Contracting concerning local Housing
Published/Posted By: The Providence American
Posted: August 19, 2018
Tenants rally against Rhode Island
Housings process of development of the Barbara Jordan II housing project.
Specifically their concerns are the fact that tenants have been left out of the planning process; some tenants being forced to move without plans for temporary re-location until the project is completed.
Hence the tenants have banned together with Dare and it's Tenant and Homeowner Association to rally and protest against the process that Rhode Island Housing has presented to them. In addition support for rent control in Rhode Island to improve housing opportunities for low-income families.
Rent Control limits rent increases to once per year and no more than 4% or the rise in the cost of living. The rent control process also creates a Rent Board with 3 tenants and 3 landlords who are charged with resolving disputes between tenants and landlords. Assistance is also offered in the event of forced eviction due to rent increases or sale of home and tenants are guaranteed renewable one-year leases. The lack of housing maintenance can result in rent refunds under the rent control system.
Courtesy of Providence American