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The Providence Journal: Fear keeps RI from building more housing, developer says. Here’s how.

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By Wheeler Cowperthwaite Published on May 7, 2024 As the state faces a crushing housing crisis, Providence has the steepest rent increases in the country and the price of a single-family home is up 50% since the onset of the pandemic, why is there fierce opposition to new housing in Rhode Island? Fear. That was the answer Boston real estate developer Adelaide Grady gave during a real estate symposium put on by Roger Williams University last week. Grady is leading a 2,699-unit mixed-income housing project in Boston called Bunker Hill. Underneath the normal objections – density, wastewater, short-term rentals, traffic – there is the true problem. […] One Neighborhood…

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ABC6: Patriots players help former foster kids move into first apartments

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May 1, 2024 by Ian Steele EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A group of New England Patriots were in Riverside Wednesday to help a group of young adults aging out of foster care to move into their first apartments. The Patriots Foundation alongside Foster Forward, One Neighborhood Builders, and Bob’s Discount Furniture teamed up for the event as part of the first day of Foster Care Awareness month. Quarterback Jacoby Brissett was there to help the former foster adults move into new, fully furnished buildings.   Read/watch the full story on ABC6.com, here.

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NBC10: Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for new affordable housing in East Providence

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by NBC10 News Friday, April 26 EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — A ribbon cutting was held in East Providence Friday morning for the newly-constructed Residences at Riverside Square. The 16 new affordable apartments will be available for extremely low to moderate-income households. Three of the apartments are reserved for youth aging out of foster care. “This project not only provides options for our residents but it is a unique project in that it reserves 3 units for children aging out of foster care. It is a cause that is not only near and dear to me, but brings me great pride…

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Anusha Venkataraman, the new managing director of CPO-HEZ, spoke about the importance of community organizations and art in community development and civic engagement. She spoke at the Roadmap release event on March 27, 2023. Photo by Stephen Ide/ONE|NB

PBN: Future of R.I.’s health equity zones unclear amid funding gap

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By Katie Castellani-04/26/2024 In 2015, Rhode Island pioneered the Health Equity Zone Initiative, a community-focused program meant to help fill gaps in health care. But now the initiative’s future is hazy as it’s facing a funding gap. The initiative is facilitated by the R.I. Department of Health, with the support of the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and has expanded to include 15 health equity zones throughout the state. Each zone represents a different geographic area and is anchored by a backbone organization that serves as an administrative hub. Health equity zones are tasked with identifying their community’s…

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