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2023 News & Articles

Urgent Call to Action: RI Senator Tiara Mack’s Rallying Cry for Housing Justice – Uprise RI

Rhode Island faces a long haul to tame its housing crisis – The Public’s Radio

What parents can learn from Rhode Island Kids Count’s Factbook – NBC10

Affordable housing initiatives get green light in Central Falls – The Valley Breeze

Where did the $250M in ARPA money for housing go? These projects will get a piece. – The Providence Journal 

Tackling the Housing Crisis: Secretary Stefan Pryor Unveils Current State and Planned Actions – Uprise RI

Unions, public housing agencies want to see state build affordable units – The Providence Journal

RI home prices near all-time high in April but sales are down. Here’s how the numbers compare. – The Providence Journal

Recommendations to Address Newport’s Housing Crisis – Newport This Week

Dead by 53: The high health cost of being homeless – The Providence Journal 

TD Bank grants $175K to Pawtucket Central Falls Development Corp. – PBN

‘Affordable housing:’ New 2-bedroom condos with amenities go on the market in Pawtucket – The Providence Journal

How Rhode Island’s ‘Dignity Bus’ homeless shelter deal fell apart – The Boston Globe

Just Build the Homes – Slate

‘Granny flat’ bill passes the House as GOP ramps up attacks on housing agenda – The Providence Journal 

HUD rolls out Sen. Reed’s multi-family green retrofit program – Providence Business First

Are plans for veterans housing and a homeless shelter back on track at Memorial Hospital? – The Providence Journal 

Crossroad Rhode Island’s Pine Street development proposal closer to reality – ABC6

Unsheltered in Providence: Armory Shutdown Leaves Many Homeless With Nowhere to Go – Uprise RI

90% of RI state lawmakers own a home. Does that change the push for tenants rights? – The Providence Journal 

Commission OKs Crossroads R.I.’s proposed apartment complex for medically vulnerable homeless adults – PBN

RI to open more than 100 new shelter beds — here’s where they are – The Providence Journal

State help sought for 160-unit development in East Providence – The Public’s Radio

Nonprofits ask state to fund 160-unit affordable housing project in East Providence – The Providence Journal 

City meets and on a mission to exceed 10% affordable housing goal – Mayor Roberto DaSilva via New England Real Estate Journal

Winter is over, but the needs of the homeless go on | Opinion – The Providence Journal

Proposed affordable housing campus could transform part of East Providence. A collaborative of nonprofits is seeking $28m to do it. – The Boston Globe

R.I. to move people from homeless shelter at Armory to Motel 6 in Warwick – The Boston Globe

McKee proposes tax credit program to spur production of affordable housing in Rhode Island – The Boston Globe

McKee proposes new funding to address the housing crisis. Here’s what it would do. – Patrick Anderson

McKee announces housing opportunity budget package – ABC6

Rhode Island launches first Youth Point in Time Count in five years – Brown Daily Herald

Housing As a Human Right – Teaching the Issue: An Interview with Dr. Eric Hirsch – Brown Political Review

Protesters and housing advocates confronted mayor’s staff at City Hall. Here’s what they wanted. – The Providence Journal

RI’s housing shortage is at a crisis point. The time to act is now. | Opinion – The Providence Journal 

McKee proposes tax credit program to spur production of affordable housing in Rhode Island – The Providence Journal

Advocates Urge Relief for Low-Income Households Struggling with Utility Bills – ecoRI News

ONE Neighborhood Builders starts construction on East Providence development – PBN

Jonnycake Center launches family housing program – WPRI

‘Half the Population in the State is Struggling All the Time’: How Housing Costs Impact Women in Rhode Island – ecoRI News

Newport Spring Park moves closer to reality – Newport Daily News

Making Room In the Middle: R.I. struggles to create workforce housing, and it’s hurting business – PBN 

Finding safe, warm housing — in the emergency room – The Boston Globe

Jonnycake Center for Hope set to announce $5 million plan to help local families – The Independent

Portsmouth voters approved plans for senior housing in 2021. Where the project stands. – Newport Daily News

Providence Revolving Fund receives $1.8M in federal funds to address affordable rental housing – PBN 

RI housing crisis: Grant will help tenants navigate housing issues in court – The Providence Journal

RI is trying to make it easier to transform schools, churches or malls into housing – The Providence Journal

Will Rhode Island get tough on landlords? Here’s what lawmakers want to see – The Providence Journal

A Step Towards Housing Justice: Rhode Island Expands Legal Aid for Tenants Facing Eviction – Uprise RI

McKee administration announces expanded eviction prevention program – The Newport Buzz

R.I. House passes housing bill amid GOP objections – The Boston Globe

Will a new $1 million report on RI’s lack of housing lead to change? – The Providence Journal

What happens to those seeking shelter when Cranston Street Armory closes? What we know – The Providence Journal

‘Something is going to break’: Eight things to know about a startling new report detailing the housing crisis in Rhode Island – The Boston Globe

Bill aims to create $50 million revolving housing fund in Rhode Island – The Brown Daily Herald

RI House passes first of speaker’s 14-bill agenda on housing affordability – The Providence Journal

Rental application fee ban clears R.I. House of Representatives – Rhode Island Current

Crossroads RI planning apartment units for homeless residents with medical concerns – ABC6

Crossroads R.I. proposes apartment complex for medically vulnerable homeless adults – PBN

Self-storage is growing in Providence. Some City Council members want a moratorium. – The Providence Journal

Housing as a Human Right – Legislating the Issue: An Interview with Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi – Brown Political Review

Accessory dwelling units to be allowed in all Smithfield homes – The Valley Breeze

Victim services group looks to expand its fundamental help: Housing – The Providence Journal 

ONE Neighborhood Builders buys 3 acres in East Providence, plans mixed-income development – PBN

ONENeighborhood Builders breaks ground on latest East Providence project – EastBayRI

Central Falls wants to turn a former Dunkin’ and a courthouse into affordable housing – The Providence Journal

High mortality rate of homeless highlighted in new report – Rhode Island Current

A look at three affordable housing projects planned in Newport County – Newport Daily News

No lead water lines in RI in 10 years? Bill would require cataloging, replacement – The Providence Journal

Bill promotes housing development close to public transit hubs – Rhode Island Current

Progressive Reforms: Speaker Shekarchi Addresses Reproductive Rights and Innovative Housing Solutions – Uprise RI

How is this RI foster care innovator transforming young lives and gaining national praise? – The Providence Journal

TurnTo10: Housing Nonprofit Releases Vision For Neighborhoods In Central Providence Roadmap – NBC10

Getting all the lead out – Warwick Beacon

Homeless in R.I.: ‘Oh, it can happen to you. It can absolutely happen to anybody’ – The Boston Globe

High prices, interest rates sidelined home buyers. Free money is bringing them back – The Providence Journal

Sobering housing report outlines challenges for R.I. renters with extremely low incomes – Rhode Island Current (New!)

Bill would create $50-million revolving fund to develop public housing – The Providence Journal 

Does more affordable housing threaten local control? RI House speaker defends his plan – The Providence Journal 

Stone and Steeple: How a nonprofit plans to turn St. Patrick’s Church into affordable housing – The Providence Journal 

Armory warming shelter update and the future of Rhode Island’s homeless crisis – Uprise RI

RI’s new housing secretary faces a series of old problems – The Boston Globe

14-bill package designed to address R.I. housing crisis introduced in state House – Brown Daily Herald

Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on family’s home – NBC 10

Report: Affordable housing shortage has worsened in RI for renters with extremely low incomes – Uprise RI

More than half of R.I. renters spend over 50% of their income on housing, new report finds – The Boston Globe

Opinion [Speaker Shekarchi]: Meaningful progress on housing, but much more to do – The Providence Journal

Why did a member of Middletown’s affordable housing committee resign? Affordability a factor – The Newport Daily News

Speaker Shekarchi introduces slate of bills to stimulate private development of affordable housing – Uprise RI 

Days after testifying to R.I. lawmakers, the Strong family is homeless again – The Boston Globe 

Little Compton Has a Housing Problem -ecoRI News

Housing incentives & keeping local control – Johnston Sunrise

R.I. program works to prevent evictions among those with hoarding disabilities – The Boston Globe

Improving state’s cash assistance program can lift people out of poverty say advocates – Uprise RI 

7 things R.I. renters should know about newly proposed housing legislation – The Boston Globe

Pioneer Tenants United rally for safe housing, legal rights for renters – Uprise RI

‘It’s hard out there’: R.I. lacks shelter space as Cranston Street Armory could close in 2 months – The Boston Globe

Coalition addresses House committee on state of homelessness in Rhode Island – Uprise RI

SWAP calls for more government action amid the housing crisis – NBC 10 

RI gets $26M boost for public housing projects – WPRI

Fewer new homes but more units – Warwick Beacon

New R.I. housing director vows more affordable developments – Providence Business News

Political Roundtable: Hawkins on Rhode Island’s housing crisis and where things go from here – The Public’s Radio

Newport City Council approves resolutions to help address affordable housing crisis – The Public’s Radio

Rivera laser-focused on development of housing, community center in 2023 – The Valley Breeze

Eviction Lab’s new report on Rhode Island evictions shows alarming trends – Uprise RI

RI leaders outline affordable housing efforts – WPRI 

State awards consulting contract to former Housing Secretary Josh Saal – NBC 10

Governor and new Housing Secretary hold press event on housing and homelessness in RI – Uprise RI

Problematic landlord called out for retaliation against unionization efforts – Uprise RI 

Pioneer tenants organized against their landlord. Now they say they’re being pushed out – The Providence Journal 

‘We are always scrambling’: Weekend cold snap strains R.I. shelter system – The Boston Globe

The heat in Rhode Island’s largest unhoused warming center failed last night – Uprise RI

Council meets with DiMario and Spears on legislative priorities – The Block Island Times

Gaber ’23: Homelessness is a troubling result of the housing crisis, not a public nuisance – The Brown Daily Herald

Affordable units planned at Lincoln Memorial School – The Valley Breeze

First wave of Central Providence Opportunities Loans awarded – PBN 

Homeless Rhode Islanders facing frigid cold and shortage of shelter beds – The Public’s Radio 

Increasing Latino Homelessness—What’s Happening, Why, and What to Do About It – National Alliance to End Homelessness

The Geography of Renter Financial Distress and Housing Insecurity During the Pandemic – JCHS at Harvard University

Advancing Housing Justice in the 118th Congress – National Low Income Housing Coalition

RI Kids Count report: Mothers and children of color at risk – The Public’s Radio

The uphill battle to solve R.I.’s housing crisis – The Boston Globe

R.I. legislators call for using Medicaid funds to house people who are chronically homeless – The Boston Globe

Special Report: RI’s Housing Crisis Part 1 – Advocate Roundtable & additional episodes – The Bartholomewtown Podcast

Radon is a big risk in Rhode Island, but renters are left to face the danger on their own – The Providence Journal 

Affordable Housing Stock Shrinks in Some R.I. Towns – ecoRI News

RI Senate president says replacing 35,000 lead water pipes is a top priority – WPRI

Blue Cross awards $740K to organizations addressing housing issues – PBN

Stefan Pryor will lead state housing agency after Josh Saal leaves – The Providence Journal  

United Way: translating data into action – RI News Today

One of Rhode Island’s top ‘slumlords’ receives a Sunday morning wake up call – Uprise RI

One Neighborhood Builders applies for funding to construct, preserve 282 homes – PBN

Lack of safe, affordable, community-based housing contributes to homelessness, addiction in RI – The Public’s Radio 

Rental application fees add up fast in a tight market. But limiting them is tough – NPR

Big changes considered to RI affordable housing law. Here’s what might be coming – The Providence Journal 

More cities and states make homeless encampments a crime, leaving low-income people with few options – USA Today

‘What am I doing wrong?’: Rhode Island families crippled by housing crisis – ABC6

New program will help lower income homeowners get solar panels – The Providence Journal

McKee administration announced expanded shelter capacity at 662 Hartford Avenue – via Crossroads Rhode Island

‘What are we doing?’: RI lawmakers to scrutinize if housing spending is on track – WPRI 

Woonsocket City officials called out on ‘cruel’ homeless encampment eviction – Uprise RI 

Warwick and Woonsocket homeless encampments destroyed: ‘It creates a crisis,’ advocates say – The Providence Journal

Rents expected to stabilize in 2023, yet remain unaffordable for many – Providence Business News

RI seeks assistance creating statewide housing plan – WPRI

Faith leaders call for R.I. officials to act on housing, hunger, and mental health care – The Boston Globe

Housing Secretary Josh Saal resigns – what we know – The Providence Journal

R.I. housing secretary’s report may not be compliant with state law – The Boston Globe 

Days after deadline, R.I. housing secretary submits critical report – The Boston Globe

R.I. housing secretary fails to submit key report expected to shed light on state’s housing crisis – The Boston Globe

2022 News & Articles

Chasing the Fix: When sobriety is not enough | RI Public’s Radio

RI Coalition to End Homelessness responds to McKee Administration letter | Uprise RI

Affordable housing developments receive a boost from Providence Housing Authority | Boston Globe

Biden releases plan to reduce homelessness as numbers match pre-pandemic | NBC 

How a hard-working, middle-class family spiraled into homelessness | Boston Globe

State House plaza homeless encampment cleared by Governor McKee | Uprise RI

Crews removing homeless tents from RI State House | WPRI 12

McKee Administration Gives Preliminary Approval for Amos House to Operate Cranston Street Armory Warming Station | State of RI

Judge sides with McKee in lawsuit over homeless protest | WPRI 12

Cranston Street Armory will open Friday night as 24/7 warming center for homeless Rhode Islanders | Boston Globe

R.I. judge could hear from witnesses in legal challenges to McKee’s orders to clear homeless encampment outside State House | Boston Globe

RI Housing Secretary Saal letter fails to grasp the reality of homeless encampments | Uprise RI

Senator Mendes: Protesting on State House grounds allowed if you’re not homeless? | Uprise RI

R.I. attorney general declines to represent McKee in challenges to order to clear homeless encampment from State House | Boston Globe

R.I. National Guard members to staff Cranston Street Armory as 24/7 warming center | Boston Globe

State House eviction hearing delayed as Judge reviews “mountain of paperwork” | Uprise RI

ACLU & Center For Justice file complaint to prevent State House encampment eviction | Uprise RI

ACLU, Center for Justice file lawsuit challenging R.I. order to evict homeless people in encampment at State House | Boston Globe

What will RI House leaders focus on in the upcoming session? Here’s a preview. | Providence Journal

Community Focus: RI Housing Secretary Josh Saal | WPRI 12

Governor McKee claims those opposed to State House eviction want to keep people homeless | Uprise RI

As freezing temps take hold, hundreds remain homeless in Rhode Island | Uprise RI

Can Governor McKee really evict homeless people sleeping on State House grounds? | Boston Globe

McKee’s homeless eviction order temporarily blocked as protesters gather at State House | Uprise RI

RI judge says homeless tent encampment at State House can stay — for now | Providence Journal

Judge temporarily halts removal of State House homeless camp | WPRI 12

Governor McKee disputes the reality of homelessness in RI; Here are the facts | Uprise RI

Judge blocks McKee order to evict homeless Rhode Islanders camping at State House | Boston Globe

Prayer vigil held to oppose Governor McKee’s encampment eviction order | Uprise RI

Injunction filed to stop removal of homeless from State House grounds | WPRI 12

ACLU of Rhode Island calls on McKee to rescind order for homeless individuals to leave State House grounds | Boston Globe

ACLU calls on Governor to rescind eviction order; threatens legal action | Uprise RI

Frustrations mount over plan to use Cranston Street Armory to help homeless Rhode Islanders this winter | Boston Globe

Governor McKee grilled on State House encampment eviction | Uprise RI

Caitlin Frumerie: We simply don’t have enough housing | Uprise RI

Homeless people evicted from RI State House grounds | WPRI 12

State House homeless encampment served 48-hour eviction notice | Uprise RI

McKee staff notify homeless encampment at R.I. State House to leave or face fines, arrest | Boston Globe

Cranston Street Armory faces hurdles to opening 24/7 warming station for R.I.’s homeless population | Boston Globe

Affordable’ apartment complex proposed for parking lot on Washington St. in Federal Hill | Providence Journal

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.