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Providence Journal: Mo Vaughn, Joe Morgan inducted into PawSox Hall of Fame

By Mark Daniels

Journal Sports Writer

PAWTUCKET – It’s been 14 years since Mo Vaughn put on a baseball uniform, but life for “The Hit Dog” hasn’t slowed down in retirement. Instead of wearing just a baseball cap, the former Red Sox MVP wears many hats now in the form of a successful businessman.

On Sunday, he earned another as he, along with former PawSox and Red Sox manager Joe Morgan, were inducted into the PawSox Hall Of Fame.

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Shelterforce: Housing Need Is Even More Skewed by Income Than We Thought

Measuring only for cost burden overstates the housing needs of higher-income people and understates the extreme need at the lower end.

Andrew Aurand - April 25, 2017

The belief that households should not spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing has been a foundation of U.S. housing policy for more than three decades. Households that spend more than this level are typically defined as “cost burdened.” (Those that spend more than 50 percent are deemed “severely cost burdened.”) Twenty-one million renter households, representing almost half of the U.S. rental market, experience this burden.

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PBN: Programs provide lending hand for homeowners, buyers

By MARY MACDONALD

MacDonald@PBN.com

Years after the housing collapse hit the Rhode Island economy, two new state programs are aimed at stabilizing communities and property owners who are still trying to recover. Using federal funds, the programs will provide up to $7,500 in down payment assistance to qualified borrowers seeking a first home, and up to $75,000 in forgivable loans for homeowners who have underwater mortgages.

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JOB POSTING: Initiative Director, CCAP - Cranston

INITIATIVE DIRECTOR

CCAP 25 reviews - Cranston, RI 02910

$55,000 a year

Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP)

One Cranston

Initiative Director

POSITION ANNOUNCMENT Closing Date: 5:00 pm on Friday August 18th

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RIBA: The Rhode Island Builder: July 2017

To view the July 2017 edition of the award-winning monthly magazine of the Rhode Island Builders Association, click here.

Topics for this edition include:

  • Barriers to Building, Part 7
  • 67th Annual Clambake: August 11
  • Housing Production

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Coventry Courier: HUD awards housing grant in RI

Funding intended to help Rhode Island families find and keep their homes

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded a $19,580 housing counseling grant to the Providence Housing Authority 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 nationwide find housing, make more informed housing choices, or keep their current homes.

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The Valley Breeze: Council debates affordable housing ‘requirement’ in train zone

By ETHAN SHOREY, Valley Breeze Managing Editor

PAWTUCKET – Does the use of a particular word really hurt the city?

It’s a question City Council members disagreed on last week as they debated how to keep pending developments from pricing lower income residents out of Pawtucket.

The council reached a temporary stalemate over a resolution encouraging all development around a future new train station off Pine Street and Goff Avenue (set to begin construction in 2020) to truly foster the creation of an economically diverse community.

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Rhode Island Housing: Public Hearing 07/24

PUBLIC HEARING

Rhode Island Housing intends to adopt the 2018-2019 Qualified Allocation Plan for Housing Tax Credits (the "Qualified Allocation Plan"). The Qualified Allocation Plan is designed to establish criteria for the allocation of Housing Tax Credits in Rhode Island. A draft of the Qualified Allocation Plan is available for public inspection on our website at www.rhodeislandhousing.org.

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Prosperity Now: A Downpayment on the Divide: Steps to Ease Racial Inequality in Homeownership

White households have much more wealth than Black and Latino households in this country, and the largest source of this wealth is often their homes. Given this, it is not surprising that homeownership is one of the most significant contributors to the racial wealth divide. Indeed, while the White homeownership rate is around 70%, the rate for Blacks and Latinos is approximately 30 percentage points lower.

To view and download the report, click here.

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GoLocal Prov: Providence Ranked Near Bottom for 1st Time Home Buyers

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

GoLocalProv Business Team

The City of Providence is ranked among the worst cities for first time home buyers.

According to a recent study completed by WalletHub, Providence ranks 218th out of 300 ranked cities in the United States.

Providence ranks at the near bottom for quality of life and affordability. Quality of life is scored on everything from crime to friendliness of drivers - see the methodology below.

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