Housing cost burdens decrease the purchasing power of nearly 56,000 owner households in Rhode Island
Under the ACA, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) structures aid in the transformation from a volume-based system to a value-based system Key Studies have quantified the economic impact and multiplier effect of
investing in affordable homes. Public investment in affordable homes has provided a strategic stimulus to Rhode Island's economy.
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Housing cost burdens decrease the purchasing power of nearly 56,000 owner households in Rhode Island

If these cost burdened owners were in homes that were affordable to them, close to $500 million in purchasing power could benefit other parts of the economy.

Under the ACA, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) structures aid in the transformation from a volume-based system to a value-based system

Rhode Island spends 81 cents of every elder and adult-disabled long-term care dollar on nursing home care, 33% higher than the national average.

Key Studies have quantified the economic impact and multiplier effect of investing in affordable homes.

A 12% to 13% increase in the number of households is anticipated, driven by a growing population and simultaneous decline in household size attributable to both lower birth rates and an aging population. The growing number of households will generate demand for production of an additional 34,600 to 40,200 new housing units.

Public investment in affordable homes has provided a strategic stimulus to Rhode Island's economy.

Voters approved Question 7 on the RI ballot and agreed to invest in a $50 million housing bond, allowing the state to create affordable housing opportunity programs, and improve properties in need of revitalization. Bonds are crucial, but we need a dedicated funding stream to ensure all communities have good, quality housing that is affordable.

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NeighborWorks America: New Northeast Regional Vice President

It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Joan Straussman Brandon as Regional Vice President, Northeast Region for NeighborWorks America.

Joan Straussman Brandon, new regional VP of NeighborWorks America's northeast region Joan will oversee NeighborWorks America's operations in a 10-state area from Maine to Delaware, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. She will support the important work of the region's 70 network member organizations as well as direct our local partnership and collaboration efforts. Joan will lead an experienced team of 13 professionals from offices in New York City and Boston who are actively engaged with our network members in their communities.

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Providence Journal: Arts group describes plans for Providence’s Wedding Cake House

By Christine Dunn

Journal Staff Writer

The Dirt Palace feminist arts collaborative plans “to transform this important property into an artist-in-residence hub as well as a bed and breakfast for arts/culture tourists and researchers,” according to the West Broadway Neighborhood Association.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Two artists from the Dirt Palace feminist arts collaborative in Olneyville say they hope to complete renovations at the Wedding Cake House at 514 Broadway within 18 months.

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Providence Journal: Protesters: R.I. Housing aid should go to the poorest

By Christine Dunn

Journal Staff Writer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A group of about 10 people from the Tenant and Homeowner Association of DARE (Direct Action for Rights and Equality) came to protest at Thursday’s meeting of the Rhode Island Housing Board of Commissioners, but the group was welcomed into the meeting and invited to address members.

The DARE group said limited resources for housing assistance should be targeted to the lowest-income residents of Rhode Island, instead of being used to support others making near or above the area median income.

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