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Rhode Island expert outlines worsening housing crisis

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — As rental rates rise across the state, Rhode Islanders now face harsh realities of a continued housing crisis, that shows no signs of ending soon. The rising rental rates have driven families from their homes, like the Ringland’s of Barrington. Their monthly rent went from $950 to $1,800 over the past

Governor McKee Announces Over $11 Million in Grants to 27 Nonprofit Agencies to Address Homelessness in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Dan McKee today announced that his Administration is allocating over $11 million in resources from the Consolidated Homeless Fund (CHF) to 27 nonprofit agencies to assist Rhode Islanders who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. CHF brings together various funding sources, including local, state, and federal dollars, in

Bills to address housing crisis signed into law

STATE HOUSE – The House of Representatives' package of 10 bills to address the state’s housing crisis has been signed into law. The legislation was backed by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi and Rep. June S. Speakman, chairwoman of the Special Legislative Commission to Study the Rhode Island Low and Moderate Income Housing Act...

What People Are Saying About the Signing of the Historic FY2023 State Budget

RHODE ISLAND, June 28 - On June 27, Governor Dan McKee signed the FY 2023 State budget, making crucial investments to maintain Rhode Island's economic momentum. The budget makes historic investments to address the housing crisis and strengthen Rhode Island's economy while providing targeted tax relief to families, veterans and local businesses...

Assembly approves bills to help address housing crisis

STATE HOUSE – The General Assembly today approved a package of 10 bills to address the state’s housing crisis. The legislation was backed by House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi and Rep. June S. Speakman, chairwoman of the Special Legislative Commission to Study the Rhode Island Low and Moderate Income Housing Act...

Speaker Shekarchi and advocates call for investments in housing using APRA funds

Housing advocates, community leaders, and state legislators, including Rhode Island Speaker of the House Joseph Shekarchi, gathered in the State House library on Thursday to call for increased investments that will support building, preserving, and removing barriers to accessing safe, healthy and affordable homes for Rhode Islanders. The event was organized by Homes RI, “a cross-sector coalition of

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