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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...
A PROPOSED WAYLAND SQUARE mixed-use residential project is favoring bicycles instead of parking spaces, but the Providence City Plan Commission still has questions about the plans. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION

Lack of parking at proposed projects stirring debate

More and more frequently, proposals for new apartment buildings in Providence are including less and less on-site parking, and that’s perfectly fine with some...

HousingWorks RI using grants to develop 10-year plan for senior housing

PROVIDENCE – With funding from two of the state’s major health insurance companies, the nonprofit research group HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University is...
DOUBLE DUTY: Virginia Burdick, a certified nursing assistant and mother of two, stands in front of her two-bedroom apartment in South Kingstown. Burdick, who works two jobs to be able to afford the rent for the apartment, was recently approved by the South County Habitat for Humanity for one of its homes in Exeter, which she hopes to move into by the end of the year. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

MISSING MIDDLE: R.I. focuses on finding housing for people who fall...

Certified nursing assistant Virginia Burdick works two jobs so she can afford the rent for her cramped, two-bedroom apartment in South Kingstown. Her daughter,...
A GROUP OF nonprofits and R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. launched Monday its 'Yes on 3' campaign urging Rhode Islanders to approve the affordable-housing bond in the March 2 special election.

R.I. Housing, local nonprofits create ‘Yes on 3’ campaign urging voters...

PROVIDENCE – A group of nonprofits and the state’s housing agency are collaborating to urge Rhode Islanders to approve a bond measure next month...
BUDGET TALK: Rep. Marvin L. Abney, D-Newport, chairman of the House Finance Committee, speaks during discussions before a full House vote last month on the $12.75 billion 2020-2021 state budget. House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi has said Abney will continue as finance chairman in the 2021 session. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pandemic, progressives, new House leadership could put twist on contentious issues

The 2021 legislative session is shaping up to be another severe departure from the norm, with a temporary change of venue for both chambers,...
CHANGING WORKPLACE: Joe Morais, project leader at the Pawtucket Department of Public Works, is one of hundreds of city workers who will be filing for unemployment one day a week because Pawtucket is shutting down services on Fridays to save money. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

BUDGET CRUNCH: Revenue is down, deficit is up, and R.I. still...

Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien never thought he’d have to close down his city on Fridays to save money, but in the absence of...

Report: Affordable housing continues to be out of reach for many

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island may have seen economic gains in 2019, but 2020 revealed the stark disparities in housing and economic security for safe...

Eviction stay fails to appease many

An eviction moratorium is available through the end of the year for residential tenants who file a simple declaration with their landlord, thanks to...

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