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Meliza ­Urquhart, community manager at Paragon Mill in Providence, shows one of the new units offered at “workforce” rates for people who earn between 80% and 120% of the area’s median income. Demand in that slice of the housing market is far beyond the supply. 
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MICHAEL SALERNO

MAKING ROOM In the MIDDLE: R.I. struggles to create workforce housing,...

For nursing assistant Johnbray Brown, moving into a workforce-rate unit in the renovated Paragon Mill in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood was a hard-won victory spanning...

Is Stefan Pryor the right choice to lead Rhode Island’s efforts...

Gov. Daniel J. McKee last month chose Stefan Pryor to serve as the state’s new housing secretary, replacing the embattled Josh Saal, who resigned...
JOSH SAAL, who resigned as the state's housing secretary on Jan. 11 after some leaders expressed disappointment in his performance, has been hired as a temporary consultant by the state. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

State hires Saal as temporary consultant at $105 hourly rate

PROVIDENCE — Weeks after Joshua Saal resigned from a highly criticized tenure as Rhode Island's first secretary of housing, the state has signed the...

Blame shared on housing dysfunction

Throwing gobs of cash at a problem without a vetted plan and leadership to carry it out ensures both wasted time and money. That’s where...

Pryor named new R.I. housing secretary as part of department leadership...

PROVIDENCE – The state’s former commerce secretary will now shift his attention to housing at the request of Gov. Daniel J. McKee. The governor’s office...

Saal resigns as R.I.’s secretary of housing

PROVIDENCE – After facing months of public scrutiny and criticism from top lawmakers over his leadership of the state’s Department of Housing, Josh Saal,...

McKee administration awards $1.4M for 77 new emergency shelter beds

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee's administration on Wednesday awarded $1.4 million to fund 77 new emergency beds to increase the statewide shelter capacity...

$166 million available for affordable housing

NORTH KINGSTOWN – More than $166 million in funding is available for affordable housing efforts across the state, Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced on...

McKee commits $9.5M for residents experiencing housing insecurity

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee and the R.I. Department of Housing on Friday committed $9.5 million in federal funding to support state residents...
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...
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