November 7, 2022

As evictions and housing insecurity rise, Rhode Island announces $166m for affordable housing

The $166 million includes $115 million in funding from the $250 million Governor McKee and the General...

October 24, 2022

Cranston City Council’s Aniece Germain on local issues, re-election bid

From local issues like the closure of a beloved local swimming pool to international issues like the...

Providence Neighborhood Land Bank created to spur development of affordable housing
October 13, 2022

Providence Neighborhood Land Bank created to spur development of affordable housing

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced the creation of the Providence Neighborhood Land Bank, a new program...

August 24, 2022

New eviction defense program will provide free legal services to low-income tenants

The program will assist tenants through the support of attorney advocates and law students, access to a...

August 4, 2022

Providence’s new program puts citizenship within reach for more immigrants

“Becoming a U.S. citizen isn’t easy. There are numerous eligibility requirements, loads of paperwork, and it’s expensive,”...

May 20, 2022

Speaker Shekarchi and advocates call for investments in housing using APRA funds

“We know that not being able to afford a safe home impacts all members of a family...

May 13, 2022

Advocates protest again outside McKee’s office due to looming homeless crisis

Activists taped a large eviction notice on the door to the Governor’s office door, informing Governor McKee...

April 26, 2022

Homeless advocates protest outside Governor McKee’s office due to looming crisis

According to the state’s Homeless Management Information System, over the two weeks ending April 16, 255 individuals have...

April 4, 2022

Rep Morales tours Providence Community Libraries to promote fully funding ALL state libraries

“Public libraries are the heart of our communities and a key that unlocks opportunity for all people,...

Hundreds of millions in APRA funds wasted in McKee budget
February 4, 2022

Hundreds of millions in APRA funds wasted in McKee budget

Rather than making an impact with the ARPA funds, the Governor would allow it to melt away...

January 27, 2022

McKee budget undermines state’s response to the substance use crisis

“Without intervention,” says EOHHS in their request, “rates will continue to fall behind the amount required to...

January 4, 2022

Religious leaders call for government action on poverty

“The coalition’s mission has never been more essential,” said Rabbi Howard Voss-Altman. “The unprecedented challenges of this...

December 14, 2021

Sgouros: RI’s legislature lacks policy staff, and that’s a problem

Information is power, but past Speakers apparently never understood that. They thought of power in terms of...

December 14, 2021

Record turnout for Sleep Out to end homelessness

“As amazing as it is to be in solidarity with so many Rhode Islanders, we shouldn’t have...

December 3, 2021

Senator Mendes holds rally ahead of second night outside RI State House

“We know that the moral will to make it happen has never been evident [at the State...