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For Olneyville family, there’s no place like their home for the holidays

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Fredy & Ana Jimenez have finally closed on their two-family home on Amherst Street in Providence, after renting for four years. Photo by Stephen Ide/ONE Neighborhood Builders By Stephen Ide ONE Neighborhood Builders (High-resolution images available upon request) Fredy and Ana Jimenez sign paperwork at the closing on Dec. 16, 2022, for their home on Amherst Street in Providence. Photo by Antonio A. Rodriguez/ONE Neighborhood Builders PROVIDENCE — Ana & Fredy Jimenez have a new reason to be grateful this holiday season. After four years of renting their home on Amherst Street, they are now proud homeowners. The road hasn’t...
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Giving Tuesday: We need your help to keep it going!

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Dear Friend, Ana Jimenez came to Rhode Island from Guatemala when she was 12. Even though she and her husband, Freddy, both had full-time jobs, they often struggled to earn enough to afford their small, two-bedroom apartment. In 2020, the Jimenezes and their three children moved into one of our properties. After saving diligently and receiving financial coaching from ONE|NB’s Resident Services Coordinator for the last two years, the Jimenez family will be purchasing the home they’ve leased from us by the end of 2022. Their story, like so many others, is why we do what we do. The coming...
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Residents in Central Providence to decide how to spend $1 million

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What would you do if you had $1 million to spend in your neighborhoods? That’s the question being decided in nine neighborhoods in Providence where a process called “participatory budgeting” has begun. Participatory budgeting is defined as “a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. It’s a tool to empower everyone to make decisions about how funds should be spent in our communities.” About 25 people joined the discussion Wednesday, Nov. 16, during a town hall meeting at the Smith Hill Library to talk about what can be done in the...
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