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Providence Journal: New owner of Providence affordable family apartments at Barbara Jordan I plans rehabilitation

By Christine Dunn

Journal Staff Writer

Posted Sep 14, 2017 at 6:48 PM

Updated Sep 14, 2017 at 6:48 PM

“The sale and rehabilitation of Barbara Jordan I will dramatically improve the quality of life in the South Side,” Mayor Jorge Elorza said Thursday.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — After years of neglect and poor management, the 193 affordable family apartments in the Barbara Jordan I development, which includes 82 two- and three-family houses at scattered sites in South Providence, will be rehabilitated by a new owner, Omni New York, which plans a $50 million-plus investment in the property.

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September 20, 2017 in Local Interest

Providence Journal: Beneficent House in downtown Providence marks special milestone of success

By Christine Dunn

Journal Staff Writer

Posted Sep 11, 2017 at 7:27 PM

Updated Sep 11, 2017 at 7:27 PM

PROVIDENCE — Tracine Johnston worked downtown for the telephone company 20 years ago. She had been living in Kent Heights in East Providence, but wanted to live closer to work. She found a new apartment that fit her budget at Beneficent House.

Juan Guaredo has been living at Beneficent House for 37 years. He said he used to own a two-family house in the city, but he couldn’t manage the upkeep anymore, and wanted to move to an apartment. Kay Chin has lived there almost as long as Guaredo — 34 years.

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September 12, 2017 in Local Interest

Providence Journal: Elorza, city planners hear from neighbors about revitalizing Providence’s Broad Street

By Christine Dunn

Journal Staff Writer

Posted Sep 6, 2017 at 10:48 PM Updated Sep 6, 2017 at 10:48 PM

PROVIDENCE — South Providence is the city’s most diverse neighborhood, and that diversity is something that residents are proud of and want to preserve.

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Coventry Courier: HUD awards housing grant in RI

Funding intended to help Rhode Island families find and keep their homes

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded a $19,580 housing counseling grant to the Providence Housing Authority to help families and individuals with their housing needs and to prevent future foreclosures. HUD’s housing counseling grants and the additional funding they leverage will assist more than 1.4 million households nationwide find housing, make more informed housing choices, or keep their current homes.

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GoLocal Prov: Providence Ranked Near Bottom for 1st Time Home Buyers

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

GoLocalProv Business Team

The City of Providence is ranked among the worst cities for first time home buyers.

According to a recent study completed by WalletHub, Providence ranks 218th out of 300 ranked cities in the United States.

Providence ranks at the near bottom for quality of life and affordability. Quality of life is scored on everything from crime to friendliness of drivers - see the methodology below.

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PBN: Reed announces nearly $500K in federal funding to encourage independent living in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to ensure elderly and disabled residents receive health care, meals, transportation and other essential support services, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed recently announced $479,745 in federal funding will be disseminated in contract renewals for service coordinators in several Rhode Island communities. Administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Service Coordinator Program provides funding to employ service coordinators in assisted multifamily housing developments who connect residents to existing locally based programs and services.

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Providence Journal: Reverse mortgage help available to seniors facing foreclosure

By Christine Dunn

Journal Staff Writer

Posted Jul 7, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Rhode Island Housing has announced a new reverse mortgage assistance program to help senior home owners with reverse mortgages who are facing foreclosure.

The program offers up to $50,000 to eligible seniors with reverse mortgages who are behind on their property charges. The money can be used to pay property taxes, homeowners’ insurance and homeowners’ and/or condo association dues and other property-related charges.

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HUD: AWARDS $50 MILLION IN HOUSING COUNSELING GRANTS

HUD AWARDS $50 MILLION IN HOUSING COUNSELING GRANTS:

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded on July 6, 2017, more than $50 million in housing counseling grants to hundreds of national, regional and local organizations to help families and individuals with their housing needs and to prevent future foreclosures. HUD’s housing counseling grants and the additional funding they leverage will assist more than 1.4 million households find housing, make more informed housing choices, or keep their current homes. See list of all counseling agencies awarded funding today.

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HUD: Awards $127 Million To Protect Children and Families From Dangerous Lead and Other Home Hazards

Funding to make low-income housing safer and healthier

WASHINGTON - In a continuous effort to keep families and their children safe from lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $127 million to 48 state and local government agencies (see chart below).

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Rhode Island Housing: New Down Payment Assistance Program!

First Down Program Now Available

$7,500 in down payment assistance for eligible first-time homebuyers

A new down payment assistance program for first-time homebuyers in eligible communities.

Available in the following six communities: Cranston, East Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Warwick and Woonsocket.

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