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Lack of affordable rentals in Newport County could lead to prolonged labor issues | Bethany Brunelle | Newport Daily News

Opinion|ARPA funds can help to solve RI’s housing crisis| Sen. Meghan Kallman and Rep. June Speakman| ProJo

Here’s what’s in Governor Dan McKee’s proposal for American Rescue Plan Act funds | Andy Boardman | UpriseRI

New HUD rule aimed at preventing public housing evictions | Ashraf Khalil | AP News

Opinion | Why Democrats Would Be Fools to Slash Biden’s Housing Plan | Paul Willians & Ceaa Weaver | Politico

McKee: $50M approved in rental, housing assistance | Alexandra Leslie | WPRI

White House confronts grueling choices as it debates major cuts to Biden economic plan | Jeff Stein | Washington Post


Advocates Call on R.I. to Use $500m of Federal Dollars on Housing | Alexa Gagosz | Boston Globe

“Where Did All the Homes Go? RI Faces a Crisis in Housing” | Patrick Anderson | ProJo

McKee Says Time Has Come to Start Spending $1.1B COVID Aid | Patrick Anderson | ProJo

In Overturning the Eviction Moratorium, the Supreme Court Continues its History of Harming Black Households | Romer & Broady | Brookings

Providence Destroys Homeless Encampment – and People’s Lives | Steve Ahlquist | UpriseRI

Narragansett Bans More Than 3 College Students from Living in One Home | Brian Amaral | Boston Globe

Protesters Pitch Tents at State House to Highlight Homelessness in RI | Edward Fitzpatrick | Boston Globe

Opportunities to Increase Housing Production and Preservation |Pam Blumenthal & Regina Gray | HUD

Biden Administration Details Plan to Ease Housing Costs Nationwide | Erin B. Logan | Los Angeles Times


With US Eviction Moratorium Struck Down, RI Advocates Seek State Ban | Katie Mulvaney | ProJo

Supreme Court Overturns CDC Eviction Moratorium | Al Tompkins | Poynter

Only 11% Spent in Rental Assistance, Treasury Dept. Prepares to Reallocate Unspent Aid | Andrea Noble | Route Fifty

How to Leverage Behavioral Science to Get Emergency Rental Assistance into the Hands of Vulnerable Households Faster | Perez & Boshart | Housing Matters

Preliminary Analysis: 11 Months of the CDC Moratorium | Rangel, Haas,  Lemmerman, Fish, & Hepburn | Eviction Lab


Study Shows the Eviction Moratorium Saved Lives | Cynthia Griffith | Invisible People


RentReliefRI program scheduled to launch March 31 | Mary MacDonald | PBN

Covid cases could spike if eviction ban is allowed to lapse, experts warn | Annie Nova | CNBS

Housing is the answer to Governor McKee’s billion dollar question | Andy Boardman | UpRise

What happens when a community doesn’t meet the 10% affordable housing requirement? | Laura Damon | Newport Daily News

Fixing the Harms of Our Eviction System: An Interview with Emily Benfer | Miriam Axel-Lute  | Shelterforce

Housing for those living in their vehicles is vital – But in the meantime they need safe parking options | Steve Ahlquist | UpRise

Advocates demand a safe parking lot for those staying in vehicles | Steve Ahlquist | UpRise

Report: Unless RI acts, hundreds are facing eviction and homelessness | Steve Ahlquist | UpRise

Five Questions With: Cortney Nicolato | James Bessette | PBN

Eviction: The physical, financial and mental health consequences of losing your home | Clark Merrefield | journalistsresource

Speaker Shekarchi announces major affordable housing push | Steve Ahlquist | UpRise

Speaker: Housing will be ‘top priority’ | Daniel A. Kittredge | Cranston Online

Why Housing Insecurity Is a Sleep Killer | Sarah Holder | City Lab

Shekarchi unveils package of affordable housing legislation | Cassius Shuman | PBN

Bill would require landlords to verify rental units are suitable for occupancy | Mary MacDonald | PBN

‘Nobody should be, for any reason, thrown out into COVID’: Loophole allows RI landlords to evict tenants for nonpayment | Gina Marini | WPRI

Providence unveils long-term affordable housing strategy | Nancy Lavin | PBN 

Oped: Rhode Island needs a dedicated source of funding for affordable housing |Senator Meghan Kallman | UpRise

‘Housing is not affordable’: Shekarchi unveils legislative package on housing | Eli Sherman | WPRI

In RI’s new push for housing affordability, a ‘czar’ and tiny houses | Patrick Anderson | Projo

Community groups push for ‘Justice Budget;’ call for affordable housing, economic justice, and defunding prisons and police
07/20/2020 Uprise RI

New report shows housing is out of reach for many in RI
07/15/2020 Uprise RI

Report: R.I. needs to invest in affordable housing
07/15/2020 Providence Journal

Companies contracted to replace vacant Barbara Jordan complex
07/14/2020 Providence Journal

Governor unveils new eviction diversion program, but will landlords allow tenants to utilize it?
Uprise RI

Rhode Island doubles rent relief funding, but advocates say more is needed
07/10/2020 The Publics Radio

Hundreds in R.I. face eviction with moratorium expired
07/06/2020 Providence Journal

Providence announces nearly $1m in aid for eviction defense and emergency housing assistance
06/30/2020 Uprise RI

Self-help evictions surge as the coronavirus pushes landlords, tenants to the brink
05/29/2020 The Publics Radio

My Turn: Jeanne Cola: In a time of pandemic, housing is health care
05/22/2020 Providence Journal

Five Questions With: Jeanne Cola
05/18/2020 Providence Business News

My Turn: Cortney Nicolato: Can we restart the economy with a commitment to housing?
05/18/2020 Providence Journal

Unkindest cuts: Many casualties expected as R.I. begins ‘brutal’ budget process
05/15/2020 Providence Business News

Relief planned for low-income renters
04/29/2020 Providence Business News

Overdue rent growing into pandemic problem
04/24/2020 Providence Business News

With income cut by coronavirus, these Rhode Islanders wonder: How will we pay next month’s rent?
04/16/2020 Providence Journal

Five Questions With: Eileen Hayes, CEO of Amos House
04/10/2020 Providence Business News

Five Questions With: Jennifer Wood
04/01/2020 Providence Business News

Our Turn: Karen Santilli and Jack McConnell: Virus proves housing is health care 
03/26/2020 Providence Journal

Report: There’s an Affordable Housing Crisis in RI
02/20/2020 WPRI

Homes RI Announces Legislative Agenda at State House Event
01/29/2020  Uprise RI

Advocacy Groups Take the Stage to Promote 2020 Priorities 
01/27/2020 Convergence RI

Providence City Council Committee Hears Legislation to Stop Source of Income Discrimination in Housing 
01/14/2020 Uprise RI

Housing Network of Rhode Island Amongst Grant Recipients from Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI to Tackle Housing Instability 
01/13/2020 Health Payer Intelligence

Melina Lodge, Executive Director of the Housing Network, Comments on the Need for State Investments in Housing 
01/8/2020 Boston Globe

Together, we can work to ensure all Rhode Islanders live in safe, healthy, affordable homes.