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2022 News & Article

Rhode Island commits $9.5 million to support people experiencing housing insecurity | ABC 6

Plan to limit students to 3 per apartment throughout Providence divides locals | Providence Journal

Providence proposal could ban more than 3 college students living together. Critics say it could worsen the city’s housing crisis | Boston Globe

DC Wins Largest-Ever Civil Penalty in US Housing Discrimination Suit | Bloomberg

Council panel approves millions in tax breaks for Superman building | WPRI 12

How are electricity rates determined? | Uprise RI

‘Struggling to survive’: Poor People’s Campaign urges low-income Rhode Islanders to vote | Providence Journal

Rhode Island Foundation announce nonprofits can apply for $20M in grants to address housing, hunger and behavioral health | Press Release

Cost of living is the No. 1 issue in Rhode Island, Globe/Suffolk poll finds | Boston Globe

State of Homelessness: 2022 Edition by National Alliance to End Homelessness

Sexism, racism…home-ism? D.C. bans discrimination for homeless | Context News

Providence announces new program to acquire vacant land to build affordable housing | Boston Globe

Zoning In: How Inclusionary Zoning Increases Affordable Housing for Communities of Color To Build Wealth | Prosperity Now

Fannie Mae Launches Platform Allowing Renters To Build Credit Score Through Their Payments | Essence

Centering Racial Justice in the Fight for Housing Justice | SSIR

Rhode Island received $50 million in pandemic aid for low-income homeowners, but many were shut out | Public’s Radio

In Narragansett, short-term rental debate weighs owners’ rights, community concerns | Boston Globe

The Housing Revolution Is Coming | Atlantic

Homelessness in R.I. could reach an all-time high this winter, advocates say | Boston Globe

R.I. to spend $3.5m on additional shelter beds before winter | Boston Globe

Could an Olmstead plan solve part of R.I.’s homeless problem? | Boston Globe

2021 News & Articles

Central Falls steps up housing code enforcement to prevent lead poisoning | Sofie Rudin | Public’s Radio

As Rhode Island tries to address its housing crisis, millions meant to improve the situation remain unspent | Ian Donnis | Public’s Radio

Warwick woman credits homeless diversion program for keeping her off the streets | Shiina LoSciuto | WPRI 12

Former Memorial Hospital to harbor homeless as RI expands emergency shelter capacity | Alexandra Leslie and Shaun Towne | WPRI12

Activists are sleeping in tents at the RI State House. Why they want action on homelessness | Katherine Gregg | Providence Journal 

Providence Allocates $500K to Addresses Homelessness | Associated Press

Five Questions with Michelle Wilcox |Marc Larocque | PBN

McKee appoints ‘housing czar’ to address crisis of home affordability in RI | Katherine Gregg | Providence Journal

‘We’re losing IQ points’: the lead poisoning crisis unfolding among US children | Erin McCormick (RI) and Eric Lutz | NPR

‘We’re sinking’: R.I. human services agencies face workforce crisis | Brian Amaral | Boston Globe

McKee, top lawmakers unveil deal to start spending federal ARPA funds | Melanie DaSilva | WPRI 12

As Newport home prices rise, undocumented families struggle to find secure housing | Antonia Ayres-Brown & Pearl Marvell | Public’s Radio

City Council Wants Providence and State to Get Serious About Homelessness Crisis | Caitlin Faulds | Eco RI News

Some non-profits say COVID-19 federal relief money can help now as funds remain untapped | Brian Crandall | NBC 10 News

Opinion/Santilli: The future of homelessness will be decided this winter | Karen Santilli | Providence Journal

R.I. approves nearly $31m for affordable housing, creating and preserving more than 600 units | Alexa Gagosz | Boston Globe 

Providence removes West End encampment days earlier than planned | Brian Amaral | Boston Globe

Advocates: McKee’s affordable housing request not enough to fix problem | Kim Jarrett | The Center Square

They aged out of the R.I. foster care system, and are struggling to find stable housing Alexa Gagosz | Boston Globe

Housing Hurdles (video series) | Gina Marini and Courtney Carter| WPRI 

Providence residents protest eviction alongside community group DARE | Sameer Sinha | Brown Daily Herald

Rhode Island’s attorney general is taking landlords who fail to fix lead hazards to court | Sofie Rudin | Public’s Radio

With winter closing in, R.I. homelessness crisis keeps getting worse | Brian Amaral | Boston Globe

‘There’s nothing’: Warwick mom on the brink of homelessness struggles to find affordable housing |Sarah Doiron & Chelsea Jones | WPRI

She took her daughter and ran from an abusive relationship. Now they’re homeless | Alexa Gagosz | Boston Globe

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| Providence Journal

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

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