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The Narragansett Times: South County Habitat for Humanity is holding National Women Build Week event

Local women are invited to help renovate a home in Charlestown tomorrow

By KENDRA GRAVELLE

CHARLESTOWN–South County Habitat for Humanity invites women to join in renovating a four-bedroom home in Charlestown tomorrow, during Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week.

Launched in partnership with Lowe’s in 2008, National Women Build Week is meant to empower women to advocate for affordable housing.

“It helps show that everybody and anybody can help build a home,” added Cliff Tyler, development and marketing coordinator for South County Habitat for Humanity.

“There are many ways that you can volunteer with Habitat,” he continued. “It’s more than just picking up and swinging a hammer.”

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The Narragansett Times: South County Habitat for Humanity Director Raymond retires after 24 years

Lou Raymond accepted the position of Executive Director with South County Habitat for Humanity in 2002. Fifteen years later he announces his retirement. “It’s been a long and very rewarding run” commented Raymond, 74, who started out as a volunteer in 1993.

“As an organization, we’ve grown tremendously over the years,” he said. “When I first started volunteering at the Habitat build sites, we had served just one family here in South County. This year, that number will exceed 66 area families that have been helped by Habitat.”

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2013 Housing Fact Book municipal data now available online

What is the average rent for a two bedroom apartment in Johnston? How about the median price for a single-family home in Cumberland? Do you earn the income needed for either of these homes to be affordable? The answers to these questions can be found in the City and Town data pages of HousingWorksRI.org.

These annual data points offer a sneak preview to an even more in-depth affordability analysis of 2012 data that HousingWorks RI will offer in the 2013 Housing Fact Book. The 2013 Housing Fact Book will be released Friday, September 27th.

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Q1 2013 Foreclosures in RI

PROVIDENCE, RI – June 20, 2013 – HousingWorks RI today released its analysis of foreclosures in Rhode Island for Q1 2013. The report looks at the number of residential foreclosures in each of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns and offers regional comparisons.

Quick Glance Findings:

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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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Affordable homes to be constructed in Charlestown

An article in the Providence Journal states that seven new three-bedroom, single-family affordable homes will be built in Charlestown, RI.
Among the many funding sources to be utilized for this development is $455,000 from the Building Homes Rhode Island (BHRI) program.

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Partnership for Community Development - Registration open!

The Partnership for Community Development program at the School of Continuing Studies of Roger Williams University is now accepting registrations for the upcoming Fall 2012 semester.

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August 8, 2012 in Events

Training Webinar

On Thursday, August 9th from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (EST), The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston (the Bank) is hosting its final Affordable Housing Program (AHP) webinar for the upcoming 2012 AHP funding round.

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August 8, 2012 in Events

Housing costs consume major portion of household income

The Center for Housing Policy today released revised and updated figures from its online interactive database, Paycheck to Paycheck, which shows that, even in more moderately-priced communities, people who work a full-time job pay an excessive portion of their income for housing.

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Advocates celebrate passage of Homeless Bill of Rights

Homeless advocates gathered at the State House on Wednesday to celebrate the signing of the Homeless Bill of Rights, the first of its kind in the nation. Governor Chafee signed the bill into law last week affirming equal access to services and opportunities regardless of whether an individual has a permanent address. It makes explicit that no persons face discrimination because they are homeless and outlines specific protections against such inequities.

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