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Woonsocket and Newport to get affordable housing projects

PROVIDENCE – Buildings and homes in need of repairs in Woonsocket and Newport have access to funds for rehabilitation under an affordable housing initiative...
Where Rental Housing is Most Affordable
Among metropolitan areas of 1 million people or more, 2017 / SOURCE: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
*This is income of renter households, not all households.

Renters in R.I. find housing more affordable than in most of...

Where is housing least affordable in the United States?The most-cited measure has been the National Association of Realtors’ affordability index, which tracks whether median-income...
The Providence apartment market has reached an all-time high for occupancy./ / COURTESY SCOTT KINGSLEY/JUST ASK

Providence reaches all-time high for rental occupancy

PROVIDENCE – Having trouble finding an apartment? No wonder.Providence reached an all-time high in apartment occupancy in the third quarter this year, according to...

Affordable housing a must-have for R.I.

Even as Providence attracts high-end investments, the region needs broad-based advances, too.From new housing units to a brand-new food market, the city is drawing...

Tackling housing affordability

As the political winds appear to be shifting in Democrats’ favor after an eight-year electoral cycle dominated by Republicans, expect a renewed push to...
THE OCEAN STATE's transportation infrastructure is known to be decaying, as shown in this photo of the Tobey Street on-ramp to Route 6 West, one of the contributing factors to the state initiating its RhodeWorks program. What should the state's priorities be when it comes to infrastructure investments? / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Which of these areas of infrastructure investment do you think is...

The second Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit will take place on Sept. 17, and the topic it will take on is an important one for...

Housing is back, but the American dream isn’t?

The housing market has made a remarkable – if partial – recovery since the disaster that befell it 10 years ago. In the years...
PROVIDENCE RANKED No. 6 on Student.com's 2018 Global Student Accommodation Indicator report. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Report: Providence ranks among most expensive student rents in world

PROVIDENCE – Providence is the sixth-most expensive place for students to find accommodations in the world, according to a report published by Student.com.The...

Housing will get even less affordable

The United States housing sector has mostly recovered from the subprime mortgage-led collapse. The homeownership rate has started rising again, to 64.2 percent from...
LOOKING TO MAKE A CHANGE: Cranston Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Allan W. Fung is looking to reverse the outcome of the election four years ago, when he lost to Gina M. Raimondo for the top Rhode Island office. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fung’s back! Do voters share his despair over the state’s direction?

Allan W. Fung, the nine-year mayor of Cranston, has launched a second campaign for governor, once again targeting now-incumbent Gina M. Raimondo, and pointing...
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