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GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE announced Friday that $9.4 million will be made available to address homelessness in the state. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

State makes $9.4M available to address homelessness

PROVIDENCE – Service providers looking to address homelessness in the state can apply to obtain part of a seven-figure dollar pool from the state. Gov....
ONE OF THE FIRST STEPS R.I. Secretary of Housing Stefan Pryor, left, says he'll take now that the $14 billion fiscal 2024 state budget has been approved is hiring staff members for the R.I. Office of Housing and Community Development. The budget included funding for 21 full-time equivalent positions. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JACQUELYN VOGHEL

Housing advocates pleased with legislative strides, but are they enough?

With this year’s legislative session over and the $14 billion fiscal 2024 budget settled, the state's top housing official and affordable housing advocates say...
OPEN SPACE: 
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. 
PBN PHOTO/
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...

State braces for nor’easter that could impact both commutes Tuesday

PROVIDENCE – The state is bracing for a winter storm that will bring rain, wind, and heavy, wet snow that could cause power outages.  The...

Can Pryor achieve housing goals?

The recent appointment of Stefan Pryor as the state’s housing secretary has some observers feeling confident that he can take the R.I. Office of...

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...

R.I. housing office seeking outside consultants for comprehensive study

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Housing and Community Development is seeking outside partners as it embarks on a level of "research and analysis...
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...

FEMA awards R.I. $27M in COVID-19 expense reimbursement

PROVIDENCE – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is allocating $27.3 million to cover costs associated with the statewide COVID-19 response in the state in...

Landlords needed: July 1 goal set for the Housing Now! challenge

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Association of Realtors, in partnership with the United Way of Rhode Island, is challenging landlords to pledge to rent...
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