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Rising rents add to R.I.’s housing crisis

Think Rhode Island’s housing crisis is overstated? When you have the lowest housing production rates and largest year-over-year rental prices in the nation, that’s a...

R.I. gets $354K in HUD funding for 28 housing vouchers

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. on Monday was awarded $354,369 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Family...

Despite efforts, homeless shelters aren’t enough, observers say

As winter weather sets in, Rhode Island is ramping up its efforts to provide emergency shelter space. But while these short-term facilities serve an...
A new pilot program recently launched by the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services and the Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness will help combine supportive housing and wraparound supportive services to reduce persistent homelessness in Rhode Island. Crossroads Rhode Island is one homelessness support nonprofit aiding in the initiative. / COURTESY CROSSROADS RHODE ISLAND

Pilot program launched to combat homelessness in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – A new pilot program involving multiple local nonprofit organizations, a state health office and consulting firms that combines supportive housing and wraparound...
EXPANDED SHELTER capacity along with collaborating with cities and towns, faith leaders, community foundations and landlords were among the strategies that Gov. Daniel J. McKee has unveiled to address homelessness this winter. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

R.I. officials unveil plan to address homelessness this winter

PROVIDENCE – Expanded shelter capacity along with collaborating with cities and towns, faith leaders, community foundations and landlords were among the strategies state officials...
OUTREACH PREP: Emergency physician Dr. Rebecca Karb, third from left, speaks with health officials and House of Hope Community Development Corp. outreach workers before going to meet with homeless clients.
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Amid housing shortage, access to care wavers

Sitting next to a campfire in a homeless encampment in a wooded area in Providence, emergency room physician Dr. Rebecca Karb found herself looking...

Warwick Motel 6 to house 55 homeless individuals from Armory building

WARWICK – As the Cranston Street Armory's temporary shelter nears its closure on May 15, the state plans to move 55 of the 150...
THE RHODE ISLAND Foundation on Monday released its 183-page report on the current state of homelessness and housing in Rhode Island. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

New RIF report outlines problems, plans to address homelessness, housing

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation on Monday released a lengthy 183-page action plan that looks at the state’s housing crisis, with calls to...

Crossroads R.I. proposes apartment complex for medically vulnerable homeless adults

PROVIDENCE – Crossroads Rhode Island is proposing to build an apartment complex providing housing for formerly homeless individuals with medical vulnerabilities. The proposed project, located...
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Feyisitan named new EBCAP CEO and president

RILWAN K. FEYISITAN JR., a former Community Action Partnership of Providence CEO and president, recently was named the new CEO and president of East...
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