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Report: Many R.I. residents struggling to make ends meet

PROVIDENCE – Many Rhode Island residents, especially Black and Latino households, still struggle to make ends meet, according to the biannual Rhode Island Standard...
TAKING CONTROL: Providence Mayor-elect Brett Smiley says striking new payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreements with many of the city’s nonprofit institutions is one of the most important tasks his administration will undertake next year. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

DECISIONS, DECISIONS… Simmering financial issues await Mayor-elect Smiley

Brett Smiley is no stranger to Providence City Hall. In 2015 and 2016, he was chief operating officer for Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. On...

Citizens finances $98.7M loan for California housing project

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Financial Group Inc. recently financed a $98.7 million loan for a California housing project. The loan to Hanover Co., based in Houston,...

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...

McKee announces $20M grant program to address housing, hunger, behavioral health

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee along with state officials Thursday announced a new $20 million grant program through the Rhode Island Foundation that...
BUILDING UP: Michelle Wilcox, president of Crossroads Rhode Island, managed the growth of the program and housing assets budgets from $5 million to $13.4 million. / PBN PHOTO/DAVID HANSEN

Michelle Wilcox, Crossroads Rhode Island president

Leaders & Achievers 2022 MICHELLE WILCOX President, Crossroads Rhode Island NEARLY 30 YEARS into her career at Crossroads Rhode Island, Michelle Wilcox still feels working at...

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...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE announced Tuesday that 27 local nonprofits received more than $11 million from the state's Consolidated Homeless Fund. / SCREENSHOT VIA WPRI-TV CBS 12

27 homeless-support nonprofits receive $11M from state’s Consolidated Homeless Fund

PROVIDENCE – More than $11 million in local, state and federal funds from the Consolidated Homeless Fund have been allocated to 27 local nonprofit...

Some school districts are building affordable housing to retain teachers

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HIGH SCHOOL teacher Lisa Raskin moved out of a cramped apartment she was sharing with a roommate and into her...

Sojourner House expands housing stock with $975K multi-unit purchase

PROVIDENCE – Sojourner House Inc. bought a multi-unit building on Westminster Street in the city’s West End for $975,000 to expand its housing portfolio...
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