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ICPH: 30 years of homeless student education

This Saturday, July 15, marks the 30th anniversary of the McKinney-Vento Act--the landmark legislation that mandated the removal of barriers to education for homeless children. Today, while there is still much work to do, we've made great strides in understanding more about how homelessness impacts children, and how educators can support them in receiving an education that will lift them out of poverty.

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Freddie Mac: Will the Hispanic Homeownership Gap Persist?

This is the American story.

A wave of immigrants arrives in the U.S. Perhaps they're escaping religious or political persecution. Perhaps a drought or famine has driven them from their homes. Perhaps they simply want to try their luck in the land of opportunity.

They face new challenges in America. Often they arrive with few resources. And everything about them sets them apart—their religions, their languages, their cultures, their foods, their appearances. They are not always welcomed. They frequently face discrimination in housing, jobs, education, and more. But over time, they plant their roots in American soil. They become part of the tapestry that is America. And they thrive.

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RIH: Annual Action Plan Public Hearing TODAY, 07/11




The Annual Action Plan is a document that outlines the proposed use of federal funds for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs, for the program year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

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PBN: Reed announces nearly $500K in federal funding to encourage independent living in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to ensure elderly and disabled residents receive health care, meals, transportation and other essential support services, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed recently announced $479,745 in federal funding will be disseminated in contract renewals for service coordinators in several Rhode Island communities. Administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Service Coordinator Program provides funding to employ service coordinators in assisted multifamily housing developments who connect residents to existing locally based programs and services.

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Providence Journal: Reverse mortgage help available to seniors facing foreclosure

By Christine Dunn

Journal Staff Writer

Posted Jul 7, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Rhode Island Housing has announced a new reverse mortgage assistance program to help senior home owners with reverse mortgages who are facing foreclosure.

The program offers up to $50,000 to eligible seniors with reverse mortgages who are behind on their property charges. The money can be used to pay property taxes, homeowners’ insurance and homeowners’ and/or condo association dues and other property-related charges.

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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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