Fair House provides resource for homeless and disabled

CELEBRATING A SYMBOLIC RIBBON-CUTTING on May 22 at the Pawtuxet Village Fair House, which will serve as affordable housing for the homeless and disabled, are, from left: Richard Corley, Warwick City Council member, Ward 1; Deborah Imondi, president, House of Hope; Rep. Joseph M. McNamara, D-Warwick; Mike Chapman, Fair House tenant; Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian; Laura Jaworski, House of Hope executive director; Alice Pace, chairperson, Pawtuxet Village Association; Maria Nichols, vice president, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston; Carol Ventura, deputy director, R.I. Housing; and Karen Flora, of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. /COURTESY HOUSE OF HOPE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP.
CELEBRATING A SYMBOLIC RIBBON-CUTTING on May 22 at the Pawtuxet Village Fair House, which will serve as affordable housing for the homeless and disabled, are, from left: Richard Corley, Warwick City Council member, Ward 1; Deborah Imondi, president, House of Hope; Rep. Joseph M. McNamara, D-Warwick; Mike Chapman, Fair House tenant; Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian; Laura Jaworski, House of Hope executive director; Alice Pace, chairperson, Pawtuxet Village Association; Maria Nichols, vice president, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston; Carol Ventura, deputy director, R.I. Housing; and Karen Flora, of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. /COURTESY HOUSE OF HOPE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP.
WARWICK – Once the headquarters of the state fair, the Pawtuxet Village Fair House will soon serve as a haven for homeless and disabled individuals. Nearly 75 people attended a late May ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of the building’s newest mission, which was facilitated by its purchase in 2012 by Warwick-based nonprofit House of Hope…

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