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Engaging with your own personal networks and elected officials is one of the most powerful ways you can advocate for change. The tool kit below has sample text, graphics, and links to actions you can use and share. Show that you care about safe, healthy and affordable homes! 


Rhode Island has received $1.1 billion in State Fiscal Recovery funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides an extraordinary opportunity for federal investment to respond to the coronavirus public health emergency and help redress its devastating economic effects.

 Governor Dan McKee’s FY2023 budget includes a investment of $250 million in affordable homes and housing stabilization using ARPA funds. Though we are encouraged by the Governor’s prioritization of vital housing investments, considering the weight of decades of underinvestment by the State and restrictive regulations by local municipalities which have contributed to a significant decrease in residential development activity over the last 30 years, we are respectfully asking the General Assembly to increase the ARPA funding being allocated to housing and consider an investment of $500 million to build and preserve more affordable homes and increase housing stability. An investment of $500 million can produce, preserve, and protect thousands of affordable homes, promote housing access and stability, and support communities to address issues associated with aging housing stock.

Use the social media tool kit below to show your support for increasing investments in affordable housing and help us show our State Leaders that we need funding tantamount to the vast housing needs across our state!