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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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