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October

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

September

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

August

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

May

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

March

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?
07/11/2020
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.