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Some residents of condemned Cranston apartment complex have lost assistance

These residents all received a letter saying that their income was too high for them to be eligible. Many of the other 39 families affected will be housed in a Providence hotel until at least August 6.
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Published on July 15, 2021
By Steve Ahlquist

11 residents and families of the apartment complex on Broad Street in Cranston that has been deemed unsafe after a walkway collapse will not be receiving assistance from CCAP (Comprehensive Community Action Program) starting today. The 11 residents received a letter saying that their income was too high for them to be eligible and that their last day at a Providence hotel paid for by CCAP was today, July 15. Many of the other 39 families affected will be housed at the hotel until at least August 6.

Charitable organization Saint Vincent Depaul Ministry will step in and help the 11 residents who need it to secure housing and will provide some money for security deposits and possibly up to three months rent.

On July 8 Cranston Mayor Kenneth Hopkins promised residents that they would not be homeless as a result of the apartment collapse and the city has been working to hold the owner of the apartment complex, Josh Hennessy, accountable.

See: Residents of condemned apartment complex will not be homeless

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