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2021 News & Articles

Lawmakers could OK driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants in RI next year | Patrick Anderson and Katherine Gregg | Providence Journal

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

R.I. House leaders preview the 2022 legislative session | Edward Fitzpatrick | Boston Globe

White House lights up Manchin after he crushes Biden’s megabill | Burgess Everett, Nicholas WU and Jonathan Lemire | Politico

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

McKee: Former Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket, Providence nursing home to shelter homeless | Katherine Gregg | Providence Journal

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

A Warwick hotel is housing the homeless this winter. Here’s why neighbors aren’t happy about it | Sarah Doiron and Chelsea Jones | WPRI 12

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

Tree lighting celebration at Rhode Island State House disrupted by protesters | Tyler Dumont | NBC 10 News

Candidate says she’ll sleep in tent outside State House until homeless crisis ‘resolved’ | Patrick Anderson | Providence Journal

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

Commentary: Housing is still a top priority for Rhode Island’s lawmakers | House Speaker Joseph Shekarchi | Boston Globe

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

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

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