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Special commission highlights legislation aimed at addressing state’s affordable housing crisis

PROVIDENCE - A legislative commission tasked with examining affordable housing in Rhode Island highlighted a package of 11 pieces of legislation Thursday aimed at...

Five Questions With: Brenda Clement

Brenda Clement is the head of HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University, a clearing house of information furthering the conversation around housing affordability and...

2021 Housing Fact Book: Inequities, health concerns plague Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – A growing risk on health posed by older housing stock and increasingly unaffordable options for homes in Rhode Island are furthering social...

HousingWorks RI using grants to develop 10-year plan for senior housing

PROVIDENCE – With funding from two of the state’s major health insurance companies, the nonprofit research group HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University is...
DOUBLE DUTY: Virginia Burdick, a certified nursing assistant and mother of two, stands in front of her two-bedroom apartment in South Kingstown. Burdick, who works two jobs to be able to afford the rent for the apartment, was recently approved by the South County Habitat for Humanity for one of its homes in Exeter, which she hopes to move into by the end of the year. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

MISSING MIDDLE: R.I. focuses on finding housing for people who fall...

Certified nursing assistant Virginia Burdick works two jobs so she can afford the rent for her cramped, two-bedroom apartment in South Kingstown. Her daughter,...
TOUGH BALANCE: Elizabeth Bentley, a single mother who lives in a rented house in Jamestown with two of her children, says it’s been difficult balancing jobs as a server at two different restaurants and paying her rent on time. She normally has a third job in home health care but was told by her manager not to return due to a high risk of exposure to COVID-19 while working in restaurants. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

EVICTION DILEMMA: Both tenants, small landlords vulnerable as crisis...

Ilanna Ball isn’t exactly a real estate tycoon – she owns two triple-deckers, a few other multifamily houses and manages another 45 rental properties...

New Housing Works Rhode Island report highlights demand for housing bond

PROVIDENCE – Although investments in housing bonds have led to the renovation or construction of 3,200 new housing units in Rhode Island in recent...
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Gorbea receives Barbara C. Burlingame Distinguished Public Service Award

NELLIE M. GORBEA, Rhode Island’s secretary of state, has received the Barbara C. Burlingame Distinguished Public Service Award from the Northern Rhode Island Chamber...

Salvatore calls for Providence-based affordable-housing funding

PROVIDENCE – City Councilman David A. Salvatore on Thursday introduced a proposal that would dedicate half of the city’s real estate conveyance tax to...

Housing crisis needs champions

Buyers with incomes under $50,000 can no longer afford a home anywhere in the state, according to the 2019 Housing Fact Book issued by...

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