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OP-ED: Use American Rescue Act funds to address affordable housing crisis

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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

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ONE Neighborhood Builders shows the path forward in solutions to the affordable housing crisis

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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. CLICK TO READ MORE

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Central Providence Health Equity Zone awards $399K to 16 organizations

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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

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MISSING MIDDLE: R.I. focuses on finding housing for people who fall between low, high income

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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….

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