PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday for two affordable housing developments in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence.
ONE Neighborhood Builders, which has roots in Olneyville, built eight townhouse-style apartments on Bowdoin Street and nine apartments on Delaine Street that will soon be available for households earning a certain percentage of the area’s median income.
Six of the apartments on Delaine Street are for households earning less than 60% of the median income, while the other three are for those earning less than 30% of the median income.
The Bowdoin Street project was built following a deadly house fire in 2018 that destroyed three homes and displaced two dozen people. Housing is available to those earning between 50-80% of the median income in the area.
Both projects are near public transportation and community services, officials noted.