affordable housing

New Affordable Housing Downtown

A new 65-unit apartment building has come online in downtown Providence with small, furnished units, some of which are being made affordable for renters with limited incomes. Built as an office building in 1894, The Studley at 86 Weybosset Street now consists of 5 one-bedroom units, 20 studios, and 40 efficiency/micro-loft units. The Providence Journal […]

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Can Obama End Homelessness?

Homelessness is a serious problem in Rhode Island. More women, children, and men are homeless here than ever before. And the record number of homeless entering our shelter system will continue to grow as our state tries to recover from a severe economic crisis, record high unemployment and a devastating foreclosure crisis. This week, the

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More Tent Cities In Providence?

John Joyce and other organizers from the original Tent City staged a protest in downtown Providence yesterday setting up their “NOP Tent”. When Joyce first gathered homeless individuals for the first tent city in 2009 it was because he believed there was safety in numbers. He believed that if people were going to have to

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Birthday Party At The State House

The Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless and affordable housing advocates will be holding a birthday party at the State House for the Neighborhood Opportunities Program (NOP) which celebrates 10 year in RI. Festivities will take place tomorrow, Thursday, at 3pm. Cake will accompany a call to our legislators to save this crucial homelessness prevention

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