November 8, 2022

Demand for bus passes grossly outpaces supply at Mathewson Street Church

Mathewson Street was assigned 50 of the 600 free bus passes that RIPTA is giving out under...

October 28, 2021

Direct Action for Rights and Equality rallies against evictions and for housing

“We really need to create more housing,” said Terri Hodge, an organizer with DARE. “It’s not about...

June 10, 2021

Providence Police search unhoused encampment – threaten arrests

“Listen to me,” said the officer. “You’re this close to getting arrested for disorderly conduct. You’re very...

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...

January 19, 2020

The next UHIP? A flawed system is endangering Rhode Island’s homeless

“It’s November, and we’re dealing with folks who are going to end up dying,” said Barbara Freitas,...

January 19, 2020

Update on ACLU “Harrington Hall” lawsuit: State law remains on hold

Following a closed-chambers conference with US District Judge William Smith today, the State has acknowledged that a...

January 3, 2018

Update on ACLU lawsuit against state over “Harrington Hall” law: Shelter will not turn people away

Below is a summary – prepared by ACLU of Rhode Island volunteer attorney Lynette Labinger – of...

January 19, 2020

In the midst of frigid temperatures, ACLU sues over law that will kick some homeless out into the cold

“We have been involved in preparing this lawsuit because as an outreach program, our work centers on...