RENT IS DUE! SAY YES TO INVEST
Rhode Island is the only state in New England without sustained funding for affordable housing. Wage stagnation and income inequality contribute to the housing gap for low-income renters. A minimum-wage worker in RI must work 81 hours a week to afford a 2 bedroom apartment. Without deep investments in affordable homes, Rhode Island will continue to fall behind our neighbors.
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The Rent is Due: Say Yes to Invest really was held at the beginning of the September. It brought together elected officials, housing experts, and community members to speak to the value of investing in homes for Rhode Island.
- Governor Gina M. Raimondo
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea
- General Treasurer Seth Magaziner
- Senator William J. Conley Jr.
- Representative Grace Diaz
- Travis Escobar, Public Policy Project Manager, United Way of Rhode Island
- Sharon Morris, Executive Director, – Omni Development Corporation
- Sucely Murillo, Resident Advocate
- Janie Seguí Rodríguez, Co-Founder, Parents Leading for Educational Equity
- Cali Babbitt Spears, Advocate, Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships
- Katie West, Homes RI Manager, Housing Network of Rhode Island
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