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BankRI awards $10,000 to homebuyer education classes

PROVIDENCE – Bank Rhode Island recently awarded two $5,000 grants to programs aimed at helping homebuyers with resources and financial education, according to a...

Groundwork RI to remediate Providence brownfield site for new compost facility

PROVIDENCE – Groundwork Rhode Island has partnered with the West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. to remediate a brownfield site on Fuller Street to become...
COMMUNITY LINCHPIN: As longtime executive director of West Elmwood Housing Development Corp., Sharon Conard-Wells has played a role in innovative projects, such as the Sankofa Initiative, that have revived blighted properties. 
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Sharon Conard-Wells, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner SHARON CONARD-WELLS | Executive director, West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. TO HEAR SHARON CONARD-WELLS tell it, she is merely...

Nine nonprofits receive grants from HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island

WARWICK — Nine nonprofit organizations in the Greater Providence area received a combined $32,500 in financial support from the HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island for...
Dedicated to bringing safe, affordable housing to her neighborhood, Sharon Conard-
Wells has raised more than $120 million for the West Elmwood Housing Development Corp., for which she has been executive director since 1991. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Meet people where they are, not where we think they should...

Sharon Conard-Wells | West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. executive director Hills can be obstacles or glorious delights. Diversity and difference are not bad words. Diversity can...
THE WEST ELMWOOD DEVELOPMENT CORP. and the R.I. Department of Health received $1.75 million over two years to improve educational, social and health outcomes for expectant and parenting teens and college students in Rhode Island.

West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. and RIDOH receive $1.75M to help...

PROVIDENCE – The West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. and the R.I. Department of Health received $1.75 in federal funds to improve educational, social and...

Providence’s neighborhoods in the spotlight with new online guides

On a sunny, June afternoon, two women stop to greet one another – one entering, one exiting Seven Stars Bakery on Hope Street, on...
SEN. JACK F. REED, D-R.I., announced $656,000 in federal funds for three NeighborWorks America organizations in Rhode Island from the 2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill. / COURTESY OFFICE OF SEN. JACK F. REED

Reed announces $656K in federal funds to R.I. NeighborWorks organizations

PROVIDENCE – Three NeighborWorks America organizations in Rhode Island will receive a combined $656,000 in federal funding, Sen. Jack F. Reed, D-R.I., announced Tuesday...
ANTHONY MAIONE, president and CEO of United Way of Rhode Island, says many families are spending more than one-third of their income "to keep a roof over their head," which is why UWRI awarded $100,000 in grants to four local organizations in January. / COURTESY UWRI

UWRI awards $100K in Housing for All Fund grants to local...

PROVIDENCE – Continuing to address the lack of affordable housing available to Rhode Islanders, in early January the United Way of Rhode Island awarded...

Providence receives $200K grant from Kresge Foundation for Sowing Place

PROVIDENCE – The city has received a two-year, $200,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation for Sowing Place, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced Sept. 20. The...
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