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Applications available this week only for the Providence Guaranteed Income pilot program

ONE Neighborhood Builders is proud to partner with the City of Providence in supporting families and individuals trying to get back on their feet. This pilot program will provide 110 eligible households with $500 a month in supplemental income for one year. The program is intended to serve as a tool for racial and gender equity. CLICK TO READ MORE
Community HealthOur Stories & Voices

How COVID-19 has impacted one Providence student’s education and home life.

Roxana Rosario, Intern ONE Neighborhood Builders is fortunate to work with local universities and give internship opportunities to current students. During the Fall of 2020 we have had the ability to work with Roxana Rosario, a Master’s Degree student at Providence College. Like many students around the world, COVID-19 changed their education model and lifestyle. Roxana and her family are Providence residents who have dealt with the impact of COVID-19 firsthand. Below, is her story Oftentimes, we see things in the news or read things in the history books and feel that our communities could never be touched that way,…
ONE|NB
October 30, 2020
Our Stories & Voices

Hiring For Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

One metric for evaluating an organization’s commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion is the proportion of staff who reflect the community that the organization serves. A further step is evaluating the proportion of the leadership team (staff and board of directors) that are diverse. ONE|NB works across Greater Providence, but our historical home is the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence: our headquarters is in this neighborhood and it is where most of rental apartments are  located. Olneyville residents are ethnically and racial diverse with two-thirds identifying as Latinx while 18% identify as Black and 7% as two or more races. In…
ONE|NB
October 21, 2020
Our Stories & Voices

ONE|NB’s Continuum of Care Program (CoC) – Successes & Lessons Learned

For nearly a year I have served as the Assistant Director of Asset Management for ONE|NB. I am honored to have been tasked with overseeing the ONE|NB Continuum of Care Program (CoC).  The concept is simple: Housing First.  The CoC provides permanent supportive housing to those who have experienced chronic or long-term homelessness.  The implementation, well that is a different ball game! In 2018 ONE|NB committed to setting-aside 25% of its one-bedroom apartments for supportive housing.  To be successful we know we needed a social service partner who has experience in working with the chronically homeless, and that we needed…
ONE|NB
August 18, 2020
News Coverage

Moving the Dialog—and the Work!—Forward

Rethinking Eviction Prevention Jennifer Hawkins, our president and executive director, in her most recent blog post, outlines seven possible innovations to help reduce evictions. Her post honors the expertise of other organizations in the area, such as the RI Center for Justice and Direct Action for Rights and Equality, noting that we have far more to learn from them on this matter than to offer, but shares some suggestions to consider that might help to move the dialog forward. The Pandemic and Community Health Work: The State of the State and Notes from the Neighborhood Laurie Moïse, director of community health integration, and Yuselly Mendoza, community health worker,…
ONE|NB
June 26, 2020
Community HealthOur Stories & Voices

Community Health Worker Spotlight: Yuselly Mendoza

My name is Yuselly Mendoza, and I serve as a community health worker (CHW) and team member at ONE Neighborhood Builders (ONE|NB). Prior to taking on this role, I was the captain for the Walking School Bus at the William D’Abate Elementary School in Olneyville, managing a key partnership between the school and ONE|NB. When I saw the opening for the CHW position, I realized that it was an opportunity to give back to my community and deepen and develop new relationships of trust and support with my neighbors. I applied and was happy to be chosen for and accept…
ONE|NB
June 25, 2020
Community HealthOur Stories & Voices

Addressing the Impact of Covid-19 through Community Support

By Laurie Moïse, Director of Community Health Integration “I do not trust the advice of my doctor.” We frequently hear communities of color make statements of this nature. There are many reasons why these communities are reluctant to follow through on medical advice, including: a lack of minority presence in local medical practices; distrust of the healthcare system due to the historic maltreatment of persons of color, including unethical and deeply harmful experiments as well as stigma associated with various diagnoses. This profound barrier to equitable healthcare access dates back centuries—and persists strongly today. Currently, with the Covid-19 pandemic, there…
ONE|NB
June 25, 2020