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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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July 29th: Free event to help struggling homeowners

On Monday, July 29th at 6 p.m., Rhode Island Housing's Help Center and State Representative Teresa Tanzi are hosting a free workshop for families at risk of foreclosure.

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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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Celebration in South Kingstown

On Friday, June 21st at 2:30 p.m., join the Women's Development Corporation to celebrate the completion of LaCasa at Rodman Commons Affordable Senior Living in South Kingstown.

This celebration marks the completion of the final 20 units of elderly housing at this site, now home to 70 affordable senior apartments. The Honorable Senator Jack Reed will be present to offer remarks.

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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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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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