EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A local non-profit housing developer is turning a vacant piece of property in the city into new apartments.
The city and ONE Neighborhood Builders broke ground on the Residences at Riverside Square, which will be located on Bullocks Point Avenue near the Providence River and East Bay Bike Path.
Once complete, it will include 16 one and two-bedroom apartments meant for families whose income is between $20,000 to $70,000 a year, depending on household size.
The city said three of the 16 units will be set aside for teens transitioning out of the foster care system.
“Without proper support, young people aging out of foster care in this country, more than a quarter of them will experience homelessness within one year of leaving the foster care system,” Foster Forward Director Lisa Guillette said. “But that’s not going to happen here in East Providence because of this incredible partnership.”