June 17, 2021

Governor McKee suggests affordable housing crisis bigger than federal funds can handle

“The problem is large, right?” answered Governor Daniel McKee. “I don’t know whether there is enough money...

June 15, 2021

There is still no plan that matches the scale of the unhoused problem in Rhode Island – and the problem is getting worse

“One of the problems… is that there is insufficient housing for these people,” said Senator Jack Reed....

December 16, 2020

Report: Essential workers in Rhode Island struggle to make ends meet, says EPI

“This year we wanted to show the realities that COVID has brought to light – that many...

December 14, 2020

OpEd: Governor Raimondo, it is time to suspend indoor dining and close houses of worship

“A vaccine is on the way and frontline health care workers are scheduled to receive vaccinations next...

State lawmakers send letter urging Lifespan to do right by frontline hospital workers and support staff
October 20, 2020

State lawmakers send letter urging Lifespan to do right by frontline hospital workers and support staff

“If Lifespan is truly committed to investing in their “talented and dedicated employees”, as stated on the...

October 16, 2020

Lifespan continues to deny hazard pay to frontline workers, rewards managers

“Lifespan should know better, and Dr. Babineau should be ashamed of playing favorites with federal stimulus money.“...

September 1, 2020

IATSE marches across Providence to draw attention to the plight of theater workers

“We need people to know to know that individuals, companies and organizations in our industry are on...

July 11, 2020

Governor unveils new eviction diversion program, but will landlords allow tenants to utilize it?

Pryor noted that under the Safe Harbor Housing Program both the tenant and the landlord have to...

June 30, 2020

Providence announces nearly $1m in aid for eviction defense and emergency housing assistance

To seek legal assistance for eviction proceedings, residents in both private market rentals and public housing can...

June 4, 2020

Workshare is a win for workers, local economies and government budgets

“What would you do with an extra few hundred dollars each week, and a couple of extra...

June 3, 2020

Policy as Justice: Stop Utility Shut-offs in Rhode Island

“For all the concern about violence and protest these days, decision makers need to recognize that harmful...

May 28, 2020

Governor Raimondo committed $5 million to rental assistance. It’s not enough.

“There’s no question that this crisis has hit the hardest those who are least able to weather...

May 23, 2020

Rhode Island’s slow and nonexistent action on rental and housing assistance is cruel

“…tens of thousands of Rhode Island families face the specter of economic ruination and homelessness. But at...

May 13, 2020

As courts prepare to reopen, Rhode Island faces an eviction disaster

“I’m working hard on that, figuring out what we can do,” said Governor Raimondo. “I’m worried about...