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More homes won’t solve affordability crisis

Even before 2020, the U.S. faced an acute housing affordability dilemma. The COVID-19 pandemic made it a whole lot worse after millions of people...
HALLWAY LAW: Troy Lange, staff attorney for the Housing Law Center at Rhode Island Legal Services, works at the Eviction Help Desk outside District Court in Providence, ready to help low-income tenants unfamiliar with the legal proceedings. / PBN PHOTO/MARC LAROCQUE

At court, tenants facing eviction find ‘heartbreak hallway’

The third-floor hallway of the Garrahy Judicial Complex in Providence was choked on a recent Thursday morning with tired-looking families, upset mothers with baby...

2021 Housing Fact Book: Inequities, health concerns plague Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – A growing risk on health posed by older housing stock and increasingly unaffordable options for homes in Rhode Island are furthering social...

Santander Bank donates $7.5M in first half of 2021

PROVIDENCE – Santander Bank N.A. has donated more than $7.5 million in grants to 240 nonprofits through the first half of the year, according...

Ribbon cutting held for affordable housing property in Olneyville

PROVIDENCE – A ribbon-cutting ceremony for 30 new affordable rental apartments in the Olneyville neighborhood was held Monday.  The King Street Commons, located at 33...

Five Questions With: June Speakman

State Rep. June Speakman, D-Bristol, will lead a special legislative commission to study low- and moderate-income housing in Rhode Island. A professor at Roger...

Report: R.I.’s ‘housing wage’ climbs to $14.24 per hour, $46.9K per...

PROVIDENCE – The amount of money a Rhode Islander has to earn to afford an apartment continues to climb. A new national report puts...

Georgiaville Village Green opens with 42 affordable apartments

SMITHFIELD – Affordable-housing advocates and public officials announced the opening of Georgiaville Village Green this week. The 42 new rental apartments are available to people...

Speakman to lead legislative commission on housing

PROVIDENCE – Rep. June Speakman, D-Bristol, will lead a special legislative commission to study low- and moderate-income housing in Rhode Island, according to a...
IN FAVOR: House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, D-Warwick, supports a dedicated revenue stream for affordable housing and creation of a state “housing czar” position./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State must take more responsibility for boosting housing supply

The state earlier this year took a step toward responding to a serious housing shortage when voters approved $65 million in borrowing to boost...

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