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Building Homes Rhode Island - Year Five Update

BHRI Year 5Building Homes Rhode Island (BHRI) is well underway for its fifth year. The program was established by the state’s Housing Resources Commission (HRC) to distribute Rhode Island’s housing bonds that support the capital costs of affordable housing. The first $50 million housing bond was approved by voters in 2006 and supported the development of over 1,300 long-term affordable homes in 30 Rhode Island communities over four years.

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Sandywoods recognized for excellence

Sandywoods Farm in Tiverton has been named one of only five winners nationwide to receive the 2013 John H. Clancy Award for Socially Responsible Housing by the Boston Society of Architects.

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Ribbon Cutting in Providence

On Monday, March 11th at 11 a.m., Omni Development Corporation, WinnDevelopment and their community partners welcome U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Governor Lincoln Chafee to a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony for Phoenix Apartments in Providence.

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Spotlight: BHRI in Woonsocket

Northeast Street in Woonsocket is the site of one of the many success stories of the state's Building Homes Rhode Island program. Nearly one year ago, NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley   celebrated the completion of its Mary A.

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Thank You: Question 7 Approved!

Yesterday, Rhode Island voters were asked whether they would approve a $25 million housing bond to finance the planning, development, and construction of long-term affordable homes for Rhode Islanders struggling to make ends meet. Their answer (with 95% of precincts reporting) was a resounding Yes on 7!

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Ribbon Cutting in Providence

On Tuesday, November 13th, Providence Councilman Luis A. Aponte will join Stop Wasting Abandoned Property (SWAP), Rhode Island Housing and their community partners for a celebratory ribbon cutting of an historic home at 64 Ocean Street in South Providence. This home was rescued from foreclosure and fully restored.

Building Homes Rhode Island (BHRI) funds were among those utilized for this rehabilitation.

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Election Day is tomorrow: Vote Yes on 7!

The countdown is over, and Election Day is tomorrow! You can show your support for homes, for jobs, and for Rhode Island by voting Yes on 7!

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Ribbon Cutting in North Smithfield

Tomorrow: Friday, November 2nd, join NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley (NWBRV), Rhode Island Housing and their community partners as they welcome Governor Lincoln Chafee, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman David Cicilline to a celebratory ribbon cutting for Marshfield Commons.

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2012 Housing Fact Book released

The 2012 Housing Fact Book released today by HousingWorks RI, shows a persistent housing cost burden for Rhode Island renters. This annual publication provides data analysis on housing affordability and actual foreclosure rates, as well as a look at the housing challenges facing Rhode Islanders.

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Support for Affordable Housing

At the 2012 Housing Fact Book release, HousingWorks RI executive director Nellie Gorbea publicly acknowledged Governor Lincoln Chafee for including a $25 million housing bond in his budget, the first Rhode Island governor to do so. Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed and House Speaker Gordon Fox were also recognized for their leadership and longstanding support of affordable housing in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island voters approved Question 7 on November 6th, another important victory and testament to the public support for affordable housing.

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