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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...

President Joe Biden extends eviction and foreclosure moratoriums

PROVIDENCE – In his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders, including one that extends an existing moratorium...
BUDGET TALK: Rep. Marvin L. Abney, D-Newport, chairman of the House Finance Committee, speaks during discussions before a full House vote last month on the $12.75 billion 2020-2021 state budget. House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi has said Abney will continue as finance chairman in the 2021 session. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pandemic, progressives, new House leadership could put twist on contentious issues

The 2021 legislative session is shaping up to be another severe departure from the norm, with a temporary change of venue for both chambers,...

Report: Affordable housing continues to be out of reach for many

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island may have seen economic gains in 2019, but 2020 revealed the stark disparities in housing and economic security for safe...

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of R.I. awards $200K to housing...

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has announced $200,000 in grants to five organizations that are working to raise awareness...

Housing shortage focus of upcoming summit at Rhode Island College

PROVIDENCE – Housing, health and education advocates will hold a summit Dec. 11 focused on the statewide housing shortage. The program is intended to set...
A PROPOSED mixed-use building on Parcel 6 in the I-195 Redevelopment District in Providence will include space for apartments over a grocery store. / COURTESY I-195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION

I-195 panel moves to tackle housing dilemma

How much housing in the I-195 Redevelopment District is too much? Three of the four district parcels that have received approval for new development,...

Rhode Island homes unaffordable to more buyers and renters

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders are stretched thin in trying to afford either rental homes or purchase their own houses. The 2019 Housing Fact Book found...

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