Help save housing/homeless programs!!

Affordable Housing From the Housing Network: Housing and Homeless programs are hit hard in the Governor’s proposed supplemental budget that ends in June 2008 and next year’s budget that ends in June 2009.Proposed cuts in the supplemental budget include the elimination of the Neighborhood Opportunities program (NOP); $26 million from RI Housing which will eliminate their program budget and a cap on the historic tax credit which puts into jeopardy a number of affordable housing projects. The 2009 budget isn’t much better with again no funding for NOP and a $300,000 reduction in the Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP).

PLEASE JOIN US AT A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE STATE HOUSE ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 AT 11 AM IN THE BELL AREA (off of the Rotunda). Following the press conference, the House Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the proposed cuts to RI Housing budgets and the Historic Tax Credit beginning at noon. (we will have some snacks available so please plan to stay for the hearing as well). .


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