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Evictions Loom, But Help is Available for RIers Behind on Rent & Utilities, as Reed, McKee, & Shekarchi Seek to Deliver Emergency Rental Assistance

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Issued by U.S. Senator Jack Reed’s Office – ONE Neighborhood Builders hosted the event to highlight the help available through the RentReliefRI program RI leaders urge eligible residents and landlords to apply for a share of $352 million in federal COVID-19 rent relief through RentReliefRI PROVIDENCE, RI – June 18, 2021 — With an eviction moratorium set to expire at the end of the month, the clock is ticking to identify those at highest risk of eviction and connect them to available rental assistance. Thousands of Rhode Island residents are eligible for a new COVID-19 rental and utility assistance program…

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El Consejo Asesor de Residentes de Central Providence Opportunities publica la convocatoria para la solicitud de subvenciones de proyectos dirigidos a los vecinos en Central Providence

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PROVIDENCE, RI—El Consejo Asesor de Residentes de Central Providence Opportunities anunció el miércoles, 2 de junio, la convocatoria para la solicitud de subvenciones del Fondo de Impacto Comunitario del consejo Asesor de Residentes de Central Providence Opportunities. El Consejo Asesor de Residentes, compuesto por 18 miembros, concederá subvenciones de hasta $5000 a cada solicitante para respaldar proyectos creativos, y dirigidos a los vecinos, que apoyen las metas y objetivos de Central Providence Opportunities. Las organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro y las pequeñas empresas que puedan definirse como microempresas (9 empleados o menos) pueden solicitar estas subvenciones. Los subvencionados pueden emprender…

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Providence Mayor Elorza to join in-person celebration on June 3 to open a new Local Business Support Center in Central Providence

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PROVIDENCE, RI—June 2, 2021 — Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza will join Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG), ONE Neighborhood Builders, and 10 other community partners on Thursday, June 3, 2021, to announce the opening of a new local business support center at 222 Manton Avenue in Providence. The business center is a collaborative, one-stop shop where individuals and small business owners can easily find the resources and support they need to launch and grow their businesses. The celebration will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and will feature a speaking program, open house for interested residents to stop by and…

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Central Providence Opportunities Resident Advisory Council issues call for grant applications from community-driven projects in Central Providence

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PROVIDENCE, RI— June 2, 2021 — The Resident Advisory Council for Central Providence Opportunities announced on Wednesday, June 2, that it is seeking grant applications for the Central Providence Opportunities Resident Advisory Council Community Impact Fund. The 18-member Resident Advisory Council (RAC) will provide grants of up to $5,000 each to support creative, community-driven projects that support the goals and objectives of Central Providence Opportunities. Nonprofit organizations and small businesses that meet the definition of micro-enterprises (9 or fewer employees) are eligible to apply for the grants. Grantees may undertake a range of activities that directly benefit the well-being and…

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ONE Neighborhood Builders expands beyond Providence, into East Providence, with purchase of Sutton Place

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PROVIDENCE, RI—April 7, 2021—ONE Neighborhood Builders (ONE|NB), a community development leader, has purchased a 36-unit development in East Providence for $3.3 million from Rissport I, LLC, and will renovate the units that will now become deed-restricted affordable housing. The purchase of Sutton Place—two identical buildings located at 54 and 60 Sutton Avenue—with assistance from RIHousing ensures that the 36 units in the buildings will remain affordable for the long-term. This renovation will make East Providence only the seventh of Rhode Island’s 39 communities to meet the state goal that 10 percent of each city’s or town’s housing stock qualifies as…

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Kate Bramson named Director of Policy, Fundraising, and Communications

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Providence, R.I. — April 2, 2021 — ONE Neighborhood Builders, a community development leader in Rhode Island, has named Kate Bramson as Director of Policy, Fundraising, and Communications. The newly created position recognizes the importance of all three elements in advancing the organization’s mission, which is to develop affordable housing and engage neighbors across Greater Providence to cultivate healthy, vibrant, and safe communities. Jennifer Hawkins, Executive Director of ONE|NB, said Bramson is an ideal match for the nonprofit in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood. “I’m so pleased to welcome Kate to ONE|NB. We value her public policy experience, her research and writing…

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