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Hardest Hit Fund Rhode Island Community Meeting

The Hardest Hit Fund Rhode Island (HHFRI) will host a community information meeting on:

Monday, July 16th
6-7:30 p.m.

Glocester Senior Center
1210 Putnam Pike
Chepachet, RI

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HousingWorks RI welcomes new Research & Policy Associate

HousingWorks RI is pleased to welcome Jessica Cigna as Research & Policy Associate.
Prior to coming to HousingWorks RI, Jessica served as an Urban Information Specialist at The Providence Plan. Her focus there was on neighborhood change, healthy housing, and children's wellbeing including lead poisoning and educational outcomes. She has also served as a Research Associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Center at The Urban Institute in Washington, D.C.

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Hardest Hit Fund Rhode Island Community Meeting

The Hardest Hit Fund Rhode Island (HHFRI) will host a community information meeting on:

Monday, June 25th
6-7:30 p.m.

Foodworks Restaurant
2461 East Main Road
Portsmouth

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House Dedication

On Saturday, June 23rd at 12 p.m., Habitat for Humanity of Rhode Island-Greater Providence, Inc. is hosting a 'House Dedication' at 20 Newcomb Street in Providence.

For more information on this event, please call (401) 831-5424.

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Ribbon Cutting in Coventry

On Wednesday, June 20th, join Coventry Housing Associates, Rhode Island Housing and their community partners for a ribbon cutting celebrating the creation of 44 safe, healthy and long-term affordable rental homes and a new community center in Coventry.

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Event reminder

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston is encouraging anyone interested in applying for their Affordable Housing Program (AHP) to attend one of their upcoming regional training sessions and/or to participate in one of their webinars. The AHP encourages local planning of affordable housing initiatives and allows the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, in partnership with their member institutions, to address affordable-housing needs in communities primarily across New England.

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Ribbon Cutting in Providence

On Friday, June 15th, join Rhode Island Housing, Dimeo Properties and the Smith Hill Community Development Corporation for a ribbon cutting celebrating the creation of 52 vibrant and affordable rental homes in Providence's Smith Hill neighborhood.

This scattered-site development includes the rehabilitation of 19 foreclosed and abandoned properties and the construction of one new building for affordable rental housing. This development was made possible in part by $2,500,000 from the Building Homes Rhode Island program.

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Bank of America to aid homeowners

Bank of America is hosting a special homeowner event in Providence designed to help their customers who may be in need of assistance.

From Thursday, June 14th to Saturday, June 16th, bank home loan specialists will be available to meet personally with customers to discuss their unique financial situation and all options for assistance.

This event will be held at the Westin Providence, 1 West Exchange Street from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Complimentary parking will be available in the Rhode Island Convention Center parking garage.

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Committee votes to approve Housing Bond

Rhode Island's House Committee on Finance last week voted 15 to 1 in favor of a state budget that includes a $25 million bond for the creation of long-term affordable homes.

This vote maintains the $25 million housing bond proposed in Governor Lincoln D. Chafee's Fiscal Year 2013 state budget, while adjusting the distribution timeline from four years to two. This schedule will allow the state to renew the $12.5 million yearly revenue distribution for the creation of long-term affordable homes made possible by the original housing bond approved in 2006.

The budget proposal also supports other items pertinent to housing, including:

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Awards celebrate innovation and success in Rhode Island

Rhode Island organizations, outstanding plans, and innovative individuals promoting the creation of long-term affordable housing were recognized last week at two important awards ceremonies.

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and James DeRentis, Chairman of Rhode Island Housing's Board of Commissioners, co-hosted the 2012 Partners in Housing Awards. Recipients recognized for their collective contribution to addressing the housing needs of our state were:

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