R.I. urged to create more ‘deeply affordable’ apartments to counter homelessness

The number of people who stayed at least one night in a shelter in Rhode Island has been increasing for the past several years, despite an improved economy./COURTESY HOUSING WORKS RI AT ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY.
THE NUMBER OF people who stayed at least one night in a shelter in Rhode Island has been increasing for the past several years, despite an improved economy. / COURTESY HOUSINGWORKS RI AT ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has an increasing number of homeless individuals and families and will need to build as many as 2,500 truly affordable rental homes over five years to meet current demand. In addition, the state needs to significantly increase the financial resources dedicated to providing housing for families and individuals who are homeless,…

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