Large group demands Governor McKee keep promise of providing shelter to the unhoused
November 22, 2022

Large group demands Governor McKee keep promise of providing shelter to the unhoused

Over 75 people, many currently experiencing homelessness, gathered at noon outside the second floor offices of Governor...

Exclusive: State admits those camping at State House not offered alternative shelter
November 20, 2022

Exclusive: State admits those camping at State House not offered alternative shelter

In a statement that endangered unhoused people, the McKee Administration falsely claimed that every person camping in...

McKee Administration responds to State House pallet shelter demonstration
November 7, 2022

McKee Administration responds to State House pallet shelter demonstration

Rhode Island’s Housing Secretary Josh Saal responded to a request for comment from Uprise RI about advocates...

Pallet shelters offer solution to homelessness, but space is needed
November 7, 2022

Pallet shelters offer solution to homelessness, but space is needed

The pallet shelters have heat and electricity, and would be erected in groups where additional shelters with...

Activists march on State House to demand end to unsheltered homelessness
October 3, 2022

Activists march on State House to demand end to unsheltered homelessness

Activists are asking Rhode Islanders to call Governor McKee at (401) 222-2080 and ask him why so...

Governor McKee not doing enough about homeless crisis, say advocates
September 30, 2022

Governor McKee not doing enough about homeless crisis, say advocates

As winter approaches, Rhode Island is in the midst of a homelessness crisis, and Governor McKee has...

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

McKee announces “Landlord Challenge”, will pay landlords to rent to formerly homeless
May 13, 2022

McKee announces “Landlord Challenge”, will pay landlords to rent to formerly homeless

“Winter shelter subsidies are expiring, which means that hundreds more are likely to be living outside in...

McKee administration issuing cash bonuses to landlords during a booming market
May 3, 2022

McKee administration issuing cash bonuses to landlords during a booming market

“There are over 200 people, individuals as well as those living in families, currently staying outside. Winter...

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

Black public safety officer at Providence College details ongoing racist attacks by co-workers
April 26, 2022

Black public safety officer at Providence College details ongoing racist attacks by co-workers

“The instances of racial harassment that I experience at PC demonstrate the implicit bias of the community...

Rhode Island stands with Ukraine rally at the State House
March 29, 2022

Rhode Island stands with Ukraine rally at the State House

“We’re here together in Rhode Island to do two things,” said Dr. Fine. “To make clear that...

Homeless in RI: If we leave 600 people out there, people will die…
November 3, 2021

Homeless in RI: If we leave 600 people out there, people will die…

“We need a solution today and we’ve been asking the Governor’s office for months. We need him...

Governor McKee confronted by activists on his failure to act on homelessness crisis
October 28, 2021

Governor McKee confronted by activists on his failure to act on homelessness crisis

“In regards to unsheltered homelessness, why isn’t the Governor declaring a state of emergency?” asked Barbara Freitas,...

Homelessness advocates erect tents on the State House lawn to be noticed
September 9, 2021

Homelessness advocates erect tents on the State House lawn to be noticed

“I’m here today because I’m terrified,” said Sara Melucci, Director of Rhode Island’s PATH street outreach program....

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