Featured (left to right): Karelin Marcia, Stephen Kearns, Jennifer Hawkins, Jordan Durham, Barbara Fields, Rosa Pastor, Allegra Scharff, Aurélien Alphe & Allyson Plantz

ONE|NB was recently honored at the RIHousing Meet and Greet & 45th Anniversary Celebration for being an instrumental partner in the transformation of communities across the state. In addition to the awards ceremony, attendees were treated to videos from each partner organization summarizing their work, and a review of the RIHousing 2017 Annual Report. Of the many projects mentioned in the report, ONE|NB was recognized for its partnership work on the 60 King Street “Imperial Knife Factory” property in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence. The coalition, spearheaded by Trinity Financial with support from ONE|NB and SWAP, Inc., has initiated a $22 million renovation project that will reconnect the former mill to the surrounding neighborhood through the creation of apartments for up to 60 families. The new apartments will range from studios to three-bedroom units with lofts, and include an on-site fitness center, kids’ play space, and a community room for residents. “We want to ensure that families who currently live in this neighborhood will enjoy greater health outcomes, safety, and economic independence,” says Jennifer Hawkins, Executive Director of ONE|NB. “At the same time, we want to attract new families here.”

You can read more about the event & other honorees here.