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LOOKING FOR A SOLUTION: R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. executive Director Barbara Fields, center, meets with the agency's General Counsel Nicole Clement and Mike Milito, manager of government relations and policy. R.I. Housing is dedicated to solving the affordable housing issue in the state. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN on WJAR-TV, April 30, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...
A SIMPLE SOLUTION: R.I. Housing Executive Director Barbara Fields, pictured in the agency’s offices, believes one important step in tackling the state’s affordable-housing crisis is to build more housing.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Affordable housing is more than an inexpensive place to live

The inability of people – especially young people starting out in their careers with less than median salaries and high college debt – to...

Do you see the state’s newly launched mobile unit providing free...

With the debut on April 17 of its Shower to Empower mobile unit, the House of Hope Community Development Corp. believes it can help...
SHARON MORRIS has been named executive director of Omni Development Corp. / COURTESY OMNI DEVLOPMENT CORP.

Omni Development Corp. names Morris executive director

PROVIDENCE – The Omni Development Corp. has named Sharon Morris as executive director, the nonprofit development organization announced Friday. Morris replaces Lawrence Brown, who served...
JEANNE COLA, executive director for LISC Rhode Island, reported that the nonprofit invested a record amount in the state in 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

LISC Rhode Island invests record $26.8 million in 2017

PROVIDENCE – LISC Rhode Island ended 2017 having invested $26.8 million, including $2.3 million in grants, the nonprofit announced Wednesday. LISCRI surpassed its investment total...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Melissa Sanzaro

Melissa Sanzaro | Executive director, Providence Housing Authority 1. What is the Providence Housing Authority footprint for housing, and how has that changed over the...
STABLE BUSINESS: Robert Gaudreau Jr. is the president of Providence-based Cathedral Development Group Inc., which invests in apartments that need updating, including affordable housing. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Cathedral builds niche in affordable housing

Cathedral Development Group Inc. has built a stable portfolio of apartment properties, benefiting from demographic changes that are creating more demand for long-term rentals. Consumer...
THE FEDERAL HOME Loan Bank of Boston recently announced it partnered with BankNewport and Bank Rhode Island to provide $1.8 million in grants and loans to support affordable housing in the Ocean State.

FHLB provides $1.8M for affordable housing in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston last week announced it provided $1.8 million in grants and loans to support affordable housing...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer Hawkins | Executive director, ONE Neighborhood Builders 1. What are your top priorities? My top priority is being a responsible steward of the resources...
U.S. Sens. JACK F REED, above, and Sheldon T. Whitehouse announced $25.5 million for community development and neighborhood revitalization on Wednesday. /PBN FILE PHOTO

Sens. Reed & Whitehouse announce $25.5M in federal community-development funds for...

PROVIDENCE - U.S. Sens. Jack F. Reed and Sheldon T. Whitehouse announced $25.5 million for Rhode Island in community-development and neighborhood revitalization funds for...

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