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Kirk & Co. expands into Rhode Island

NEWPORT – A Boston-based commercial real estate consulting company has expanded into an office in the city. Kirk & Co., with headquarters on Milk Street...
PITCHING IN: MetLife employees Haley Cuddy, left, senior marketing research consultant, and Tim Bowen, assistant vice president, claims, work on a new house in Exeter for a project overseen by South County Habitat for Humanity.
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MetLife employees help provide shelter to those in need

ONE NAIL AT A TIME, one piece of plywood at a time, the Washington County community comes together for one common goal: Help those...
COMMUNITY LINCHPIN: As longtime executive director of West Elmwood Housing Development Corp., Sharon Conard-Wells has played a role in innovative projects, such as the Sankofa Initiative, that have revived blighted properties. 
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Sharon Conard-Wells, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner SHARON CONARD-WELLS | Executive director, West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. TO HEAR SHARON CONARD-WELLS tell it, she is merely...
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Five Questions With Carla DeStefano

Carla DeStefano | Executive director, Stop Wasting Abandoned Property 1. What is SWAP’s priority now in the Greater South Providence neighborhoods, and are rental apartments...

R.I. Housing funding to create 600 homes, support 700 jobs

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. board of commissioners has approved funding that will attract private investments of more than $34...
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Five Questions With Sabina Matos

5Q: Sabina Matos | President, Providence City Council 1. How will you encourage more widespread economic development across Providence neighborhoods? Successful economic development depends...

Barbara Fields to leave ED role at R.I. Housing in March

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. CEO and Executive Director Barbara Fields will step down from her role in March when her...
R.I. HOUSING CEO and Executive Director Barbara Fields will exit her role following the expiration of her contract on March 1 to explore opportunities at a national level. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Barbara Fields to leave ED role at R.I. Housing in March

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Housing CEO and Executive Director Barbara Fields will step down from her role in March when her contract expires, R.I. Housing...

Woonsocket and Newport to get affordable housing projects

PROVIDENCE – Buildings and homes in need of repairs in Woonsocket and Newport have access to funds for rehabilitation under an affordable housing initiative...
Where Rental Housing is Most Affordable
Among metropolitan areas of 1 million people or more, 2017 / SOURCE: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
*This is income of renter households, not all households.

Renters in R.I. find housing more affordable than in most of...

Where is housing least affordable in the United States? The most-cited measure has been the National Association of Realtors’ affordability index, which tracks whether median-income...
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