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IN THE WORKS: Pictured are ­
affordable housing units under ­construction on Bowdoin 
Street in Providence.
COURTESY ONE 
NEIGHBORHOOD 
BUILDERS

How will R.I. use $250M to ease its housing woes?

Rhode Island has received $1.1 billion in federal money from the American Rescue Plan Act, passed in response to the economic effects of the...

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...

Providence launches eviction defense program

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza along with other city officials and housing advocates Wednesday launched the Providence Eviction Defense program aimed at providing...

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...

RentReliefRI to close to new applications June 1

PROVIDENCE – With allocated funding nearing its end, the RentReliefRI program will close to new applications at the end of the day on June...

Employee housing proposal sparks thoughts of mill villages

RICHMOND – Warren Fry’s housing situation became a nightmare when a pesky neighbor caused him to move out of his apartment in Westerly where...

What to do with a windfall? $1B in ARPA money may...

After years of grappling with gaping budget deficits, state legislators are facing a problem in the 2022 General Assembly session unlike any they’ve seen...

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...
THE UNITED WAY of Rhode Island has awarded $4.5 million in grants to 72 local nonprofits to help stem racial inequality in the state.

United Way of R.I. awards $4.5M in grants to organizations promoting...

PROVIDENCE – As part of the United Way of Rhode Island’s five-year, $100 million plan to create transformative change in the Ocean State, the nonprofit...

Five Questions With: Cortney Nicolato

Cortney Nicolato is the CEO and president of United Way of Rhode Island. On March 2, the affordable-housing bond was passed overwhelmingly by state...
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