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R.I. Foundation awards $8.3M to 91 nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded 91 nonprofit organizations a total of $8.3 million in grants to assist their efforts in housing,...

$166 million available for affordable housing

NORTH KINGSTOWN – More than $166 million in funding is available for affordable housing efforts across the state, Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced on...
ON COURSE: Daniel Costa, Port of Galilee manager for the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, examines the improvements being made along the commercial waterfront at the port. 
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Galilee port overhaul drawing new business

Jon Williams knew the moment he visited the Port of Galilee that this was a “logistically perfect” location for his crab business. The owner of...
IN THE WORKS: Pictured are ­
affordable housing units under ­construction on Bowdoin 
Street in Providence.
COURTESY ONE 
NEIGHBORHOOD 
BUILDERS

How will R.I. use $250M to ease its housing woes?

Island has received $1.1 billion in federal money from the American Rescue Plan Act, passed in response to the economic effects of the COVID-19...

Providence City Council tweaks $10M racial reparations plan; review needed

PROVIDENCE – Rather than approving a $10 million spending program on racial reparations as scheduled Tuesday, city lawmakers sent a revised version back to...

Providence accepting applications for 2 ARPA-funded programs

PROVIDENCE – The city is now accepting applications for a pair of American Rescue Plan Act funding programs designed to support workforce development and...
LEGAL 
ASSISTANCE: Rhode Island Legal Services staff attorney Brian Furgal, Roger Williams University School of Law student Nicole Palmer, center, and RWU faculty member Eliza Vorengerg operate the Eviction Help Desk outside Sixth District Court at the Garrahy Judicial Complex in Providence.
PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Housing crisis putting eviction law in spotlight

Most of Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s peers at Harvard Law School weren’t interested in eviction defense work. The pay was low. Elorza, who worked...

$8.5M Providence land bank program seeks to turn vacant lots into...

PROVIDENCE – The city is funneling $8.5 million into a new program to buy and redevelop vacant land into affordable housing. City officials and housing...
BROWN UNIVERSITY has received to date $33 million in reimbursements from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency for COVID-19 testing expenses. / 
AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Local colleges receive millions from FEMA for COVID-19 testing expenses

PROVIDENCE – Local colleges and universities for the better part of the last two years conducted test after test, health screening after health screening...

McKee announces $20M grant program to address housing, hunger, behavioral health

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee along with state officials Thursday announced a new $20 million grant program through the Rhode Island Foundation that...
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