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VA announces grants to support groups working with homeless veterans

PROVIDENCE – A series of grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be awarded in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts to organizations...
PREPARING FOR SUCCESS: Crossroads Rhode Island Vice President for Adult Services John MacDonald worked with staff to establish a human-resources training program designed to help new employees be successful. 
PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

John MacDonald, vice president for adult services, Crossroads Rhode Island

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards John MacDonald | Vice president for adult services, Crossroads Rhode Island JOHN MACDONALD, vice president for adult services at...
Karen Santilli, / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Five Questions With: Karen Santilli

Karen Santilli | CEO and president, Crossroads Rhode Island 1. You’ve been urging the state to establish a permanent funding stream for housing. Has...
Eileen Hayes. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Five Questions With: Eileen Hayes, CEO of Amos House

Eileen Hayes | CEO, Amos House 1. What changes have been instituted since the COVID-19 pandemic became an issue for Rhode Island? Amos House...
HOMELESSNESS IN RHODE Island was estimated to have declined 4.2% in 2019. / COURTESY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

New report shows homelessness declined 4.2% in R.I.

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Homelessness in Rhode Island has declined by 4.2%, federal housing officials said Thursday. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released...
A NEW REPORT indicates Rhode Island students who are homeless are being undercounted. / COURTESY HOUSINGWORKS RI AT ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Report: Homeless students in R.I. undercounted

PROVIDENCE – The number of students in Rhode Island who are experiencing homelessness and would qualify for educational services is thought to be undercounted,...

Five Questions With: Eric L. Hirsch

Eric L. Hirsch, a professor of sociology at Providence College, recently released a report through HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University that focused on...
The number of people who stayed at least one night in a shelter in Rhode Island has been increasing for the past several years, despite an improved economy./COURTESY HOUSING WORKS RI AT ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY.

R.I. urged to create more ‘deeply affordable’ apartments to counter homelessness

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has an increasing number of homeless individuals and families and will need to build as many as 2,500 truly affordable...
VETERAN HOMELESSNESS increased in Rhode Island from 2017 to 2018 but declined nationally, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Report: R.I. homelessness declines 6.7 percent in 2018, number of homeless...

PROVIDENCE - Homelessness in Rhode Island declined 6.7 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Housing and...

Panhandlers need help, not jail, fines

By issuing a restraining order barring enforcement of Cranton’s anti-panhandling ordinance, U.S. District Court Judge William Smith has thrown the ball back into Mayor...

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