ONE Neighborhood Builders to Host Fresh Fridays on Equitable Code Enforcement

By Fresh Fridays, Our Stories & Voices

ONE Neighborhood Builders is hosting a virtual event and panel discussion to consider what  strategies can make code enforcement more equitable and effective at improving housing quality and stability? Cities and towns in Rhode Island and across the country design and enforce building code, which is intended to ensure homes maintain a minimum of health and safety standards, especially for the people living there. How this code is developed and implemented can have significant implications for housing quality and resident stability. Tune in to hear from practitioners advancing code enforcement reforms in Rhode Island and in other states in the…

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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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ONE Neighborhood Builders to Host Fresh Fridays on Land Conservation and Housing

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ONE Neighborhood Builders is hosting a virtual event and panel discussion on best practices to balance different land uses as we strive to make our communities more livable on Friday, May 10, at 8:45 a.m. The event is a part of ONE Neighborhood Builders’ Fresh Fridays series, a monthly gathering for practitioners, community members, and policymakers interested in community development. This month’s Fresh Friday will feature practitioners from land conservation, public lands, and housing organizations in a discussion that will explore tools and strategies that allow communities to move toward “having it all”—conserving land and open space, preserving farms, developing…

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ONE Neighborhood Builders Celebrates Completion of Riverside Square Development

By Featured - News Releases, Our Stories & Voices

The ceremony drew out over 80 attendees on a beautiful sunny day to celebrate the revitalization of the long vacant and environmentally blighted property adjacent to the East Bay Bike Path known as the “old Vamco site.” The development brings 16 new, affordable rental apartments for extremely low- to moderate-income households to the Riverside community.

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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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