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RETURN TO THE ROSTRUM: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio takes his place at the front of the Senate chambers on Jan. 3, the first day of the 2023 General Assembly session. It’s a position Ruggerio has held since 2017. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Surplus of question marks: Decisions on tax cuts, housing policies, education...

No one would blame the General Assembly leadership if it breathed a little easier in the 2023 legislative session. After all, the top Democratic leaders...
ON TOUR: Brett Bessette, left, a real estate agent with Residential Properties Ltd., shows an apartment in a newly constructed building at 500 South Water St., Providence, to a prospective tenant, John Pereira, of East ­Providence. 
PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Rents expected to stabilize in 2023, yet remain unaffordable for many

Nearly three years into a rental market characterized by a steep decline followed by surging increases, the market has showed some signs of starting...
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?

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

Do limits on student renters ease housing dilemma?

A proposal to limit the number of student renters per apartment in Providence has sparked fears that such a move would exacerbate the severe...

Housing leaders: Excessive red tape, labor shortage slowing new construction in...

A recent report naming Rhode Island the slowest state in the nation in erecting new housing illustrates a decades-old problem with widely varying construction...

RentReliefRI to close to new applications June 1

PROVIDENCE – With allocated funding nearing its end, the RentReliefRI program will close to new applications at the end of the day on June...

Special commission highlights legislation aimed at addressing state’s affordable housing crisis

PROVIDENCE - A legislative commission tasked with examining affordable housing in Rhode Island highlighted a package of 11 pieces of legislation Thursday aimed at...

Employee housing proposal sparks thoughts of mill villages

RICHMOND – Warren Fry’s housing situation became a nightmare when a pesky neighbor caused him to move out of his apartment in Westerly where...

Five Questions With: Brenda Clement

Brenda Clement is the head of HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University, a clearing house of information furthering the conversation around housing affordability and...

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...
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