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COMFORTABLE SURROUNDINGS: Jeffrey Kerkhoff, owner of Jephry Floral Studio on Broadway in Providence, with customer Melissa Lamoine of Cumberland. Kerkhoff said he feels comfortable in a neighborhood that has improved in value and esteem since he first opened his floral business 20 years ago.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

As investment boosts city neighborhoods, can developers avoid displacing the poor?

Twenty years ago, Jeffrey Kerkhoff opened a floral ­studio in a narrow backroom of an upholstery business on Broadway, on the west side of...

Five Questions With: Brenda Clement

Brenda Clement is the director of HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University, and recently completed a nine-year term on the National Low Income Housing...
OLNEYVILLE, WHICH has had substantial reinvestment in the past decade, is among the areas of Providence identified in a new report as experiencing gentrification, such as increasing rents. / COURTESY ONE NEIGHBORHOOD BUILDERS

Can more housing stop gentrification?

If neighborhoods in Providence are experiencing gentrification, as a recent report suggests, what can reasonably be done to help existing residents stay in their...
BRENDA CLEMENT is the director of HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With: Brenda Clement

Brenda Clement is the director of HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University, which this week released its 2017 Housing Fact Book, an annual barometer...
This graphic shows the percentage of homeowners, with mortgages, who are housing cost burdened, by income level./Courtesy HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University.

One-in-three households with mortgage cost-burdened in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – More than one-in-three households in Rhode Island with a mortgaged property are housing cost-burdened, and the rate rises to one-in-two for renters,...
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