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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...
TOUGH BALANCE: Elizabeth Bentley, a single mother who lives in a rented house in Jamestown with two of her children, says it’s been difficult balancing jobs as a server at two different restaurants and paying her rent on time. She normally has a third job in home health care but was told by her manager not to return due to a high risk of exposure to COVID-19 while working in restaurants. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

EVICTION DILEMMA: Both tenants, small landlords vulnerable as crisis...

Ilanna Ball isn’t exactly a real estate tycoon – she owns two triple-deckers, a few other multifamily houses and manages another 45 rental properties...

Will this tax solve R.I.’s affordable-housing problem?

Rhode Island needs more affordable apartments and houses. Most housing experts agree on this. But should state funds for home creation come from luxury...
A PROPOSED mixed-use building on Parcel 6 in the I-195 Redevelopment District in Providence will include space for apartments over a grocery store. / COURTESY I-195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION

I-195 panel moves to tackle housing dilemma

How much housing in the I-195 Redevelopment District is too much? Three of the four district parcels that have received approval for new development,...
NEW DEVELOPMENT: The home pictured here is part of The Oaks housing development in Coventry, one of the largest residential subdivisions under active construction in Rhode Island. The development will have 105 houses when complete.
 / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Lack of new, affordable R.I. homes a growing problem

Richard Marcello, a homebuilder of 34 years, remembers when many new houses were under construction across Rhode Island. He started building homes with his...

State needs new direction on housing

The Great Recession is often pointed to as when construction of new single-family homes precipitously dropped, and from which the state has yet to...

Five Questions With: Brenda Clement

Brenda Clement, the executive director of HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University, is one of the people involved in Homes RI, a new coalition...
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...

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