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NeighborWorks America: Project Reinvest: Financial Capability Grant Awards

Project Reinvest: Financial Capability

NeighborWorks America is pleased to announce the awardees of the Project Reinvest: Financial Capability grant opportunity.

Funds will be awarded to 66 nonprofit organizations to help individuals who are at risk of foreclosure, recovering from a foreclosure or residents in distressed communities rebuilding after the foreclosure crisis.

Contact us

Please contact the Project Reinvest team with questions related to any Project Reinvest funding opportunity or application.

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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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FHLBB: Register for AHP Application training - RI Training CANCELLED!

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston has approximately $16.5 million available as grants and interest-rate subsidy to support the production and preservation of affordable housing initiatives.

The Affordable Housing Program application round opens on July 17. The round closes on September 6.

The trainings offer valuable information to help developers and sponsors with their funding applications.

We also have webinars focused on our member financial institutions’ role in the AHP.

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New England Housing Network: Homes Matter in New England

New England states rank among the least affordable in the nation. The Trump Administration’s budget proposal reduces HUD’s budget by $7.4 billion and cuts almost every HUD and Rural Housing program, eliminating tools to build and preserve housing, and slashing public housing. This proposal would put people at risk of eviction from subsidized housing and put our public housing stock at risk of being lost.

To view the infographic, click here.

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Rhode Island & PVD Plantations Exec. Dept Governor’s Commission on Disabilities: Open Forum

Press Release


Contact Person: Bob Cooper

Phone: 462-0102 or email: bob.cooper@gcd.ri.gov

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Feinstein Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement: Feinstein Community Connections 2017

Roger William University's Feinstein Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement needs your help in identifying sites for the 2017 Feinstein Community Connections program. The Feinstein Center is in the process of placing 1,400 volunteers for Monday, August 28th. Are there agencies, organizations, or municipalities with whom you are connected who could benefit from FCC17?

First, please know that they have contacted over 100 non-profit organizations in our area and have a list of the “usual suspects”, the soup kitchens, nursing homes, and other community based organizations that most of us recognize.

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Warwick Beacon: Rotary honors Jean Johnson for work with homeless


Jean Johnson, the founding executive director of the House of Hope, was honored Wednesday by the Rotary Club of Warwick for her work of helping the homeless and those in need.

Johnson was presented the club’s Hayden Bentley Award named in memory of a founding members of the Warwick service club in 1949 who went on to become a Rotary district governor at the club’s charter night at the Warwick Country Club. The Bentley Award is presented annually to a non-member of the club who has made a significant contribution to the community. Club member Scott Seaback, who chaired the award committee, made the presentation.

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The Valley Breeze: Prospect Heights set for major renovations

PAWTUCKET – Prospect Heights has been sold and will undergo major renovations.

The Pawtucket Housing Authority last Wednesday announced the “phase 1” finalizing of financing for the sale and redevelopment of 101 units at its 560 Prospect St. site.

The purchaser is Prospect Redevelopment I Limited Partnership, a Rhode Island limited partnership between Omni Development Corp. of Providence and WinnDevelopment of Boston. With with the transaction, WinnResidential will manage the remaining 191 units (phase 2) on behalf of the Pawtucket Housing Authority until financing can be secured for the redevelopment of those units.

The redevelopment costs for the phase 1 units are estimated to be $7.7 million, funded through a variety of partners.

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The Kent County Daily Times: West Warwick Housing Authority receives high performer status for second category

Just days after receiving word from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that it had achieved High-Performer status for its Public Housing Program, the WWHA was informed that its Section 8 Program received High Performer designation as well.

The WWHA scored a 93 out of 100 points on HUD’s Section 8 Management Assessment Program, known as SEMAP. IT is the second consecutive year that the program received the high performing status.

The SEMAP system is comprised of fourteen indicators of which the WWHA received maximum scores on twelve of the fourteen indicators.

Some of the indicators that are reviewed are: wait list, rent reasonableness, determination of income adjustments, housing quality control, payment standards, inspections, and more.

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Providence Journal: New affordable-housing project breaks ground in Central Falls

By Christine Dunn, Journal Staff Writer

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. — Mayor James A. Diossa joined housing advocates Thursday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony at 63 Fletcher St., where a new, affordable, two-family home will be built, replacing a blighted six-unit multifamily property that has been demolished.

The project is a collaboration between Pawtucket Central Falls Development and the Central Falls Nuisance Task Force.

The task force had identified 63 Fletcher St. as one of the worst nuisance properties in the city, and the property was ordered to be vacated after the municipal housing court deemed it uninhabitable.

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