PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island leaders are hailing the newly announced “Superman” building deal as a win for affordable housing, with one in five of the project’s planned apartments restricted by income. But whether those units are truly “affordable” could be in the eye of the beholder...
Despite unprecedented federal dollars, housing advocates say R.I. still isn’t designating enough funds to build, preserve units.
Advocates asked the state to invest $500m in ARPA funds, including $350m just for the development of new and preservation of existing homes. Instead, only $90m has been dedicated to development so far. Read PDF version here.
PRESS RELEASE: NON-PROFIT HOUSING DEVELOPERS CAN PRODUCE OVER 1900 AFFORDABLE HOMES IN NEXT THREE YEARS
PROVIDENCE, RI – According to a survey of Rhode Island non-profit housing developers, over 1,900 affordable homes could be developed within the next three years in 18 communities if the necessary resources are allocated. The Housing Network of Rhode Island (HNRI) recently surveyed its 17 member organizations to forecast their affordable home development plans through
Katie West, Housing Opportunities Manager, Receives Senator Jack Reed Advocacy Award at the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless Annual Breakfast
Katie West, Housing Opportunities Manager, Receives Senator Jack Reed Advocacy Award at the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless Annual Breakfast The Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless hosted its Annual Awards Breakfast Monday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Three hundred people attended, including Attorney General Peter Neronha, Mayor of Warwick Joseph Solomon,
In yet another indication that where one lives has a profound influence on individual and collective health, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, the state’s largest insurer, is awarding a total of $200,000 to five housing-related organizations.
The Opportunity Starts at Home multi-sector affordable homes campaign is pleased to announce a new state partner, The Housing Network of Rhode Island (HNRI), has joined the campaign. HNRI was recently selected through the campaign’s “Endorsement Application,” which enables state-level organizations pursuing multi-sector efforts focused on housing policy to earn a formal endorsement from the national campaign.
Melina Lodge, Executive Director of the Housing Network, Comments on the Need for State Investments in Housing
Rhode Island’s top lawmakers are vowing to address the ever-increasing cost of housing in the state during the current legislative session, but they haven’t quite fleshed out a plan for how to pay for it.
Everyone pretty much agrees that Rhode Island is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis as the state prepares to enter the third decade of the 21st century. Housing may be the place where jobs go to sleep at night, but what if there is no place to go?
Housing Network of Rhode Island Amongst Grant Recipients from Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI to Tackle Housing Instability
Addressing housing stability is the first step towards healthy living. BCBSRI is tackling this social determinant of health from all angles after the results of the RI Life Index.
Providence City Council committee hears legislation to stop source of income discrimination in housing
Ahead of a Providence City Council Ordinance Committee meeting to hear an ordinance introduced by Councilmember Rachel Miller (Ward 13) to ban discrimination in housing based on source of income, advocates and community members gathered outside City Council Chambers on the third floor of Providence City Hall to talk about the importance of the legislation.