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Rhode Island Housing: PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Acquisition and Revitalization Program

Program Announcement

Acquisition and Revitalization Program

Dear Partners:

One of the steps RIHousing is taking to address the state's housing crisis is to open a competitive funding round for the Acquisition and Revitalization (ARP) Program. Approximately $10 million in funding is available to redevelop foreclosed and/or blighted properties; 75% of the funding will be set aside for urban communities. The program will be conducted statewide.

Applicants should review the ARP guidelines and reach out to members of our Development staff for further details (Eric Alexander, ealexander@rihousing.com or Belinda Lill at blill@rihousing.com).

Sincerely,

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GoLocal Prov: NEW: RI State Historic Preservation Officer Sanderson Retiring

Monday, July 31, 2017

GoLocalProv News Team

Edward "Ted" Sanderson, the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission and State Historic Preservation Officer, is retiring.

During his tenure Sanderson oversaw the approval of historic rehabilitation projects throughout Rhode Island, including renovation for housing, reuse of textile mills, and restoration of landmarks. He holds a M.A. in American Civilization from Brown University, and a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Salve Regina University. He is co-author of the book Providence, RI: A City-wide Survey of Historic Resources (1986).

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Enterprise Community Partners: Community Developments: Section 4 Report, National Housing Week of Action

  • Enterprise’s new report, Foundation for Success, illustrates how the Section 4 Capacity Building for Affordable Housing and Community Development program multiplies the impact of local efforts, targets community needs and helps families succeed. Through annual grants, the Section 4 program helps local organizations find new solutions to create affordable homes and healthy neighborhoods for families, seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.

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RI Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty: Youth Count! Survey

Participate in RI's first ever Youth Count

With your help, we can identify and address the needs of young people experiencing homelessness and housing instability in Rhode Island.

Are you 24 years old or younger?

Are you currently experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity?

Please complete an anonymous and confidential Youth Count Survey & receive a gift card.

Survey responses will help us expand funding and available services.

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Enterprise Community Partners: July Newsletter

  • The Senate Banking Committee advanced three HUD nominees to a vote in the full Senate. The nominees include Anna Maria Farias to be assistant secretary for fair housing, Neal Rackleff for assistant secretary for community planning and development and J. Paul Compton Jr. for HUD general counsel. The Senate has several HUD nominees waiting to be confirmed.

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I'M HOME: Events and Opportunities

You can still save on the I’M HOME Conference!

If you live in New England, contact us at imhome@prosperitynow.org to receive a $50 locals-only discount code! Registration prices go up for everyone on September 6, so register now. And, don’t forget to sign up for the pre-conference site visit after you register for the conference!

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Senate Finance Committee to Hold Hearing on Affordable Housing Next Week

The Senate Finance Committee has scheduled a hearing for next Tuesday, August 1, on "America’s Affordable Housing Crisis: Challenges and Solutions." The Housing Credit and the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (S. 548) will feature prominently in the discussion. The witnesses will be:

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SAVE THE DATE: Senior Health and Housing Forum

Join Rhode Island Housing, HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University and LeadingAge RI for a

Senior Health + Housing Forum

Featuring Keynote Speaker Linda Couch,

LeadingAge VP of Housing Policy

SAVE THE DATE:

September 19, 2017 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Networking reception to follow

Roger Williams University - Providence Campus

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U.S Office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: Whitehouse Introduces Bill to Protect Children From Lead

Legislation would provide federal tax credits to cover costs of removing dangerous toxin from homes

Washington, DC – With more than 80 percent of Rhode Island children in low-income families living in homes built before the federal government banned consumer uses of lead paint in 1978, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today introduced legislation to help American families cover the cost of removing lead from their homes. About one in twenty Rhode Island children under age six has elevated blood lead levels, according to Rhode Island Kids Count.

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Rhode Island Housing: Application for Property Acquisition and Redevelopment Program (“ARP”)

The Rhode Island Housing Funding Application for Property Acquisition and Redevelopment Program (“ARP”) is now live on the Rhode Island Housing website.

This application will be due by 4:00PM on Friday, August 25th, 2017.

Click here to view the ARP Proforma, and other Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Qualifications (RFQs).

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