HousingWorks: Multilevel change needed to improve affordability

HOUSINGWORKS R.I. released its 2022 Housing Fact Book on Thursday, which highlights an increasingly unaffordable landscape for renters and buyers. / COURTESY HOUSINGWORKS R.I.
PROVIDENCE – Just three of Rhode Island's 39 communities offer housing affordable to renters earning $50,000 or less, and only one municipality hosts two-bedroom rentals affordable to an individual earning the median renter's income of $38,339. Meanwhile, single-year housing costs in the Ocean State have increased at their highest rate since a 2001-2004 surge, and…

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