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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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2017 Housing Fact Book Release: Registration is OPEN!

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Morning Session:

8:00am - 11:30am

Location: Roger Williams University, 

1 Empire Street, Providence RI


12:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: Rhode Island Convention Center,

1 Sabin Street, Providence RI

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Rhode Island Monthly: Rhode Island's Lead Problem

Why does this public health issue persist in 2017?

August 25, 2017 by Ellen Liberman

After cramming two adults and three daughters in a two-bedroom apartment, Christine Jett thought the Dutch Colonial in Edgewood was going to be a step up. The street was leafy and sloped down to Narragansett Bay. The cedar-shake rental had plenty of space and buckets of vintage charm — including the proverbial white picket fence.

But in time, she came to think of that house as an enemy.

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The Valley Breeze: R.I. Housing launches new home loan programs

By AMANDA LEVENSON, Valley Breeze Contributor

This spring, Rhode Island Housing launched two new loan programs, First Down and RI-Refi, to help home buyers and homeowners in the state.

First Down offers $7,500 in down payment assistance for eligible first-time home buyers purchasing a home in one of the communities hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis: Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket, Providence, Warwick, Cranston and East Providence.

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The Valley Breeze: Lincoln Housing Authority wins national awards

LINCOLN – The Lincoln Housing Authority announced last week that it recently won several national awards.

LHA received an "Award of Merit" in housing and community development from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, a group that recognizes public housing agencies that are using programs to address community needs, according to a release.

NAHRO focuses on several areas for these annual awards, including affordable housing, administration innovation, community revitalization, project design and client and resident services, the release said.

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Enterprise Community Partners: Community Developments: Affordable Housing Hearing, Homes for Elderly People

  • Today the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on "America's Affordable Housing Crisis: Challenges and Solutions." In a bipartisan show of support for affordable housing, members of the committee from both sides of the aisle acknowledged the need for more affordable housing and the role of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) as our nation’s primary tool for increasing the supply. The Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (S. 548) featured prominently in the discussion, and there were numerous comments from witnesses as well as members of the committee about the need to strengthen and expand the Housing Credit.

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Providence Journal: Mo Vaughn, Joe Morgan inducted into PawSox Hall of Fame

By Mark Daniels

Journal Sports Writer

PAWTUCKET – It’s been 14 years since Mo Vaughn put on a baseball uniform, but life for “The Hit Dog” hasn’t slowed down in retirement. Instead of wearing just a baseball cap, the former Red Sox MVP wears many hats now in the form of a successful businessman.

On Sunday, he earned another as he, along with former PawSox and Red Sox manager Joe Morgan, were inducted into the PawSox Hall Of Fame.

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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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