Rhode Island is facing a housing emergency. We have been for years. And now we have an extraordinary opportunity to address it. With $1.1 billion in federal stimulus funding available for Rhode Island to invest in catalytic solutions, we unite with local housing advocates to call for the investment of $500 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds to help develop the housing we need in the Ocean State. CLICK TO READ MORE
THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: Rents and asking prices keep climbing as the number of apartments and houses on the market flattens or falls. Is there any relief in sight? CLICK TO READ MORE
Shelley Peterson, a member of the Resident Advisory Council (RAC), described the council’s awarding of $100,400 in Community Impact Fund grants to 21 businesses and organizations in an interview on WPRI on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. CLICK TO WATCH INTERVIEW
ConvergenceRI — By Richard Asinof — As the Rhode Island Foundation celebrates its virtual 2021 annual meeting, the ongoing work by ONE Neighborhood Builders in building out its own free WiFi wire mesh network has won a national awardCLICK TO READ MORE
AGE-FRIENDLY RADIO HOUR: ONE|NB Executive Director Jen Hawkins speaks about the origins of the organization and what we’re doing in Central Providence. CLICK TO LISTEN
Lexus Fernandez, who began selling natural products for healing after suffering a brain aneurysm three years ago, is featured, along with partner Evan Delpeche, in this article in Providence Monthly. Fernandez recently opened warehouse space in Olneyville and attended the launch of our Business Support Center at 222 Manton Ave. CLICK TO READ MORE
Channel 12 WPRI-TV — State leaders and lawmakers gathered Monday to celebrate the completion of two new affordable housing developments in Providence. The two developments, made possible by ONE Neighborhood Builders, represent a nearly $20-million investment in the capital city. CLICK TO READ MORE
ConvergenceRI — By Richard Asinof — If Providence had its own home-grown breakfast cereal to celebrate its champions of place-based development, one of the faces on the inaugural cereal boxes would no doubt be Jennifer Hawkins, the executive director of ONE Neighborhood Builders, who in the last few years has stewarded a series of remarkable achievements and tangible results.
Providence Business News — Sixteen organizations have received a combined $399,085 in grants from the Central Providence Health Equity Zone, convened by ONE Neighborhood Builders, the organization announced Monday. The grants, which provided up to $35,000 in funding each, will support a range of initiatives to help residents learn new skills, offer civic education and leadership training and tutor and mentor students. CLICK TO READ MORE
By Mary MacDonald Published June 11, 2021, 4 a.m. Providence Business News Certified nursing assistant Virginia Burdick works two jobs so she can afford the rent for her cramped, two-bedroom apartment in South Kingstown. Her daughter, 9, and son, 14, have never had their own rooms. She makes too much to qualify for state assistance but not so much to live comfortably. “If I don’t work my other job, I’m just barely cutting it,” said Burdick, 30. “I make too much for [government-provided] health insurance. I make too much for food stamps. I make too much for child care assistance….