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Warwick seeking residents' feedback for updated Comprehensive Plan

The city of Warwick is updating its Comprehensive Plan and is seeking feedback from residents. An online survey is being conducted, entitled 21st Century Warwick: City of Livable Neighborhoods. The survey, comprised of 35 questions, is estimated to take approximately 10 minutes. All answers are confidential.

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Affordable housing could get boost in Barrington

An article posted on BarringtonPatch outlines some of the issues to be discussed at the November 30th joint meeting of the Barrington Town Council and Planning Board.

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County lacks affordable housing

An article posted on EastBayRI.com details a roundtable discussion convened by the Newport County Chamber of Commerce and HousingWorks RI to discuss long-term affordable housing needs and housing's impact on the local economy.

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Proposed affordable housing development in Jamestown draws questions from residents

An article in The Jamestown Press addresses community response to proposed construction of a five-unit affordable housing facility for people with developmental disabilities.

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Scituate's Hope Village affordable housing plan faces opposition

An article in The Valley Breeze newspaper reports community opposition to the proposed development in Hope Village of condominiums, some of which would be sold as affordable.

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Roundtable Discussion hosted by Newport County Chamber of Commerce and HousingWork RI

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce and HousingWorks RI are hosting a roundtable discussion about long-term affordable housing in Newport County.

Join elected officials along with area community and business leaders, to discuss the benefits of long-term affordable housing and how programs like Building Homes Rhode Island are helping the Newport area. A continental breakfast will be served.

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Housing Network of Rhode Island Annual Meeting

On Tuesday, September 27th from 5:00-7:00p.m., the Housing Network of Rhode Island will host their Annual Meeting at Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way in Tiverton.

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HousingWorks RI 2011 Fact Book on housing released

HousingWorks RI today released its annual Fact Book on housing. The 2011 Fact Book features the overwhelming success of the state’s housing bond, also known as Building Homes Rhode Island (BHRI).

Passed in 2006 by majorities of voters in every city and town, the $50 million housing bond resulted in the development of 1,255 long-term affordable homes for Rhode Islanders in 30 communities – that’s 255 more than expected. 80 percent of the long-term affordable homes developed were rental, and 20 percent were home-ownership.

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New leadership at Rhode Island LISC

The Rhode Island Local Initiatives Support Corporation (RI-LISC) last week named Jeanne Cola as their new Executive Director.

Cola is well-known in Rhode Island for her dedication to improving access to safe, quality affordable homes in the Ocean State. She has led several housing and community development organizations in the past. She is currently chair of the Housing Resources Commission, where she helped to oversee the successful operation of the Building Homes Rhode Island program (BHRI).

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September 12, 2011 in Local Interest

Westerly Sun: Extension granted in Charlestown

Charlestown - An article from today's Westerly Sun tells of the possibility that "work on an affordable housing complex on Edwards Lane could begin as early as next year, a significant achievement for a project that has been stalled for the last five years."

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