ProJo: Opinion/Brown: The biggest barrier to affordable housing in RI? Local planning boards

Kristina L. Brown | Guest columnist

January 25, 2022

Kristina L. Brown is program officer of Housing & Economic Policy at United Way of Rhode Island. She lives in Cranston.On Jan. 18, Gov. Dan McKee delivered his State of the State address and outlined significant investments in housing. For decades, Rhode Island has failed to produce enough housing for existing and future residents due to underinvestment and barriers to development. According to a gap analysis by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Rhode Island is short 22,000 units to meet today's needs.

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