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More senior women in Rhode Island burdened by housing costs

More senior women “heads of households” own their homes today, but for those with a mortgage, the cost burden is high. A new infographic released today by HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University (HWRI) and the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island offers a glimpse at Rhode Island households headed by women aged 65+.

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Q1 2014 Foreclosures in Rhode Island

HousingWorks RI today released its analysis of foreclosures in Rhode Island for Q1 2014. The report looks at the number of foreclosures in each of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns and offers regional comparisons.

Quick Glance Findings:

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LISC RI: 2016 By the Numbers

These numbers tell the story of resources—dollars and time—that LISC Rhode Island has invested in our state. The story doesn’t end there. We hope you will spend a few minutes watching this video and learning more about LISC’s impact from our local community partners.

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Reed, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Prevent U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness from Being Shuttered

WASHINGTON, DC -- In an effort to prevent and end homelessness, and ensure that states and communities have a comprehensive strategy and coordinated support from the federal government, U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (the Council). The Council is an independent agency that coordinates federal efforts to efficiently and effectively combat homelessness, working across 19 federal agencies and departments and with partners in both the public and private sector to find ways to streamline and improve service delivery to people experiencing homelessness.

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WPRI 12: Rent prices on the rise in Rhode Island, study shows

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — If you’re looking to rent in Rhode Island, you’ve probably already noticed that the cost of an apartment is rising.

According to Barbara Fields, executive director of Rhode Island Housing, the continuous increase has shown no signs of slowing.

“We simply don’t have enough housing here,” she said.

A new survey from Rhode Island Housing revealed that from 2015 to 2016:

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RICH: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with Homeless Street Outreach

We need volunteers to help with the homeless outreach efforts spearheaded by RIHAP (RI Homeless Advocacy Project), RI Coalition for the Homeless and other members of our Statewide Outreach Committee. We will train you and you will be working with a team going out on the night(s) that you volunteer. No prior experience is needed, just a commitment to helping those in our state who are experiencing homelessness.

If you are interested in helping out there is an upcoming training to learn all about the outreach and how it is done.There is a small fee of $5.00 per person to cover the cost of food and materials. If you are unable to afford the training registration fee please contact info@rihomeless.org to ask for the fee to be waived.

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Join United Way of Rhode Island for 2-1-1 Day!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Rhode Island State House, State Room

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Celebration at Bravo Brasserie

2-1-1: Solving problems and changing lives since 2007.

2017 Honorees:

Charles Fogarty, RI Division of Elderly Affairs

2-1-1 Community Partner Award

Roshni Darnal

2-1-1 Innovation Partner Award

Stephen A. Vandais

2-1-1 Nonprofit Partner Award

Citizens Bank

2-1-1 Tenth Anniversary Philanthropic Partner Award

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Rhode Island Monthly: Rhode Island Needs More Housing

By: Ellen Liberman / March 2017

The odds weren’t Powerball-crazy and the prize wouldn’t make her rich, but V. Raffini was very lucky last August to be one of fifty — out of more than 1,000 people who applied — to snag an affordable rental at the Sankofa Apartments.

“It was by the grace of God that I got on the list at the right time,” she says, sitting at her kitchen table. “I was finding horrible places for the rent I could afford.”

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An Exploratory Study of the Affordable Care Act and Housing in Rhode Island

HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University released a qualitative study on the Affordable Care Act and Housing in Rhode Island on Wednesday, November 2nd.

To read the full report, visit the following link. The report is additionally listed under HousingWorks RI Publications.

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On behalf of United Way of Rhode Island: Polling Volunteers for Yes on 7 on Election Day

Dear Vote Yes on 7 supporter,

Thank you for your support for Question 7 on Election Day. As the final push, we are looking for volunteers at polling places. While we are feeling confident about winning, we still need to remind voters about Ballot question 7 and why it is important to vote yes.

There are three shifts (7-9am, 4-6pm, and 6-8pm) on November 8th. If you want to volunteer at your polling place where you are casting your ballot, please let us know when you register. We will be contacting you by Friday to confirm your volunteer location, timeframe, and the rules for volunteering at polling places. Palm cards and yard signs can be picked up at United Way (50 Valley St, Providence) on November 7th.

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