Rhode Island elected officials, community agencies and corporate partners joined together Monday to celebrate the completion of renovations at 40 S. Main St., a former hardware store transformed into six apartments, a kitchen incubator space and a public market plaza.
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A new Rhode Island Housing report said that the number of households in the state will increase by 12 to 13 percent over the next decade, creating additional demand for housing.
For decades, college students who wanted to live off campus would find roommates and rent a house or an apartment, and divide the rent and utilities.
That worked well enough if everyone stayed together for the duration of the lease. But if …
Rhode Island state officials, representatives from Rhode Island Housing and Boston-based Preservation of Affordable Housing held a celebration to kick off renovations at Cherry Hill Apartments and Aaron Briggs Manor in Providence, two housing developments for low-income seniors.