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HALLWAY LAW: Troy Lange, staff attorney for the Housing Law Center at Rhode Island Legal Services, works at the Eviction Help Desk outside District Court in Providence, ready to help low-income tenants unfamiliar with the legal proceedings. / PBN PHOTO/MARC LAROCQUE

At court, tenants facing eviction find ‘heartbreak hallway’

The third-floor hallway of the Garrahy Judicial Complex in Providence was choked on a recent Thursday morning with tired-looking families, upset mothers with baby...
With the end coming soon for a federal moratorium on evictions – a measure put in place amid the coronavirus pandemic – more than a quarter of Rhode Island renters may be at risk of losing their homes, according to a new study. AP FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL DWYER

Study: More than 25% of R.I. renters at risk of losing...

PROVIDENCE – With the end coming soon for a federal moratorium on evictions – a measure put in place amid the coronavirus pandemic –...

Five Questions With: Christine Hunsinger

Christine Hunsinger is the chief strategy and innovation officer for the R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. She explained what the new RentReliefRI program...

Will Rhode Island’s $200M for rent aid be enough?

A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year has been extended from June 30 until July 31. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers...

State must do better on rent relief

Getting financial help to people struggling to keep up with rent and other bills in a pandemic isn’t easy, but the state needs to...

McKee: R.I. needs to ‘up our game’ on approving rent relief...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has more than $352 million available for landlords whose renters have fallen behind on payments, and for renters to pay...

Most-read stories on PBN.com, April 2021

1. Applications open for new $200M rent assistance program POSTED ONLINE: APRIL 1. A new $200 million rent assistance program for tenants and landlords...

Applications open for new $200M rent assistance program

PROVIDENCE – Applications have opened for a $200 million rent assistance program launched in Rhode Island Thursday for tenants and landlords who have been...

Federal eviction moratorium extended 90 days

PROVIDENCE – Housing advocates are evaluating how the 90-day extension of the federal eviction moratorium will impact residential tenants in Rhode Island. On March 30,...

RentReliefRI program scheduled to launch March 31

PROVIDENCE – A new $200 million, emergency rental assistance program that will be administered by the R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. is expected...

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