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PBN on WJAR-TV, June 10, 2019

Jobs the focus, but developers eye what market wants right now — housingEvery week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s...
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HIGHWAY RELOCATION: Shown at right are the East Side parcels of developable land in the 40-acre Interstate 195 Redevelopment District of Providence. The district was created after the original Interstate 195, seen at far left, was federally relocated more than 10 years ago.
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Despite questions, I-195 District on course

When Robert Davis, a longtime real estate lawyer, joined the board of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission in 2015, he’d talk to potential developers...
HUD announced $239,250 for the Lincoln Public Housing Authority to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents find jobs and educational opportunities.

Lincoln Public Housing Authority to receive $239K from HUD

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Public Housing Authority will receive $239,250 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to hire or retain service...

Wall Street squeezing housing

President George W. Bush pledged to make the U.S. an “ownership society” and tried to promote homeownership via tax credits, assistance with down payments...

Service workers will inherit city

Over the past generation, high-cost cities such as New York and San Francisco have been transformed by rising inequality and high housing costs in...

Zoning reform alone won’t make housing affordable

During the past few years, it has become clear that housing affordability is a major challenge facing the U.S. Rent is consuming an increasing...
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Five Questions With Marcela Betancur

Marcela Betancur | Director, Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University1. You have significant experience in housing. How does this relate to the work...

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...
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