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A NEW REPORT indicates Rhode Island students who are homeless are being undercounted. / COURTESY HOUSINGWORKS RI AT ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Report: Homeless students in R.I. undercounted

PROVIDENCE – The number of students in Rhode Island who are experiencing homelessness and would qualify for educational services is thought to be undercounted,...
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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...

Five Questions With: Brenda Clement

Brenda Clement, the executive director of HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University, is one of the people involved in Homes RI, a new coalition...

Solutions for long-term homelessness to be discussed in upcoming report

PROVIDENCE – Homelessness in Rhode Island will be the subject of a report, set to be released on Jan. 23 by author Eric L....
COMFORTABLE SURROUNDINGS: Jeffrey Kerkhoff, owner of Jephry Floral Studio on Broadway in Providence, with customer Melissa Lamoine of Cumberland. Kerkhoff said he feels comfortable in a neighborhood that has improved in value and esteem since he first opened his floral business 20 years ago.
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As investment boosts city neighborhoods, can developers avoid displacing the poor?

Twenty years ago, Jeffrey Kerkhoff opened a floral ­studio in a narrow backroom of an upholstery business on Broadway, on the west side of...

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...
DATA COLLECTED BY HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University shows that homeowners are spending more of their income on housing costs than in years past. / COURTESY HOUSINGWORKS RI

Housing affordability is getting worse in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island housing has become significantly less affordable to many state residents over the past year, due to rising real estate values...

RWU students map out possible R.I. transit-development locales

BRISTOL – Months of collaboration and partnership with Grow Smart Rhode Island and HousingWorks RI culminated in mid-May when Roger Williams University students presented...

Five Questions With: Brenda Clement

Brenda Clement is the director of HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University, and recently completed a nine-year term on the National Low Income Housing...
OLNEYVILLE, WHICH has had substantial reinvestment in the past decade, is among the areas of Providence identified in a new report as experiencing gentrification, such as increasing rents. / COURTESY ONE NEIGHBORHOOD BUILDERS

Can more housing stop gentrification?

If neighborhoods in Providence are experiencing gentrification, as a recent report suggests, what can reasonably be done to help existing residents stay in their...
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