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...

July 25, 2022

Shower to Empower offers relief and respite to those suffering homelessness

“We sadly live in a state where a shower or bathroom access is a basic needs barrier...

June 16, 2022

Unhoused, Michael holds a solitary vigil outside the RI State House

“Just last week we had five tents in a row, all slashed up,” said Michael. “Everything tossed...

March 8, 2022

Providence City Council candidate Corey Jones makes his pitch to Ward 3 voters

“We need and overarching, ambitious plan for climate. We need a city-level Green New Deal,” said Corey...

March 8, 2022

Providence City Council candidate Sue AnderBois on the issues that matter

“I think it’s a huge opportunity to get some things done,” said Sue AnderBois in an exclusive...

December 16, 2021

Governor McKee takes helter-skelter approach to combatting homelessness

“Even with the resources announced today there will still be Rhode Islanders experiencing homelessness,” said Jennifer Barrera,...

December 3, 2021

Governor McKee’s tree lighting disrupted by protesters against homelessness

“Hundreds of people are sleeping on the streets tonight. What would Jesus do?” asked protester Monica Huertas....

November 30, 2021

Senator Mendes to sleep in a tent outside State House until leadership acts on homelessness crisis

“There are a lot of ways to address this crisis if state leaders had the moral will...

September 14, 2021

Providence destroys homeless encampment – and people’s lives

“It completely sets back the work of social service providers like ourselves. It takes months, many times,...

June 10, 2021

Given 48 hours to vacate, unhoused encampment in PVD holds press conference

“I don’t understand how we’re being evicted when no criminal charges [have been made] by the owner,”...

June 10, 2021

Unhoused, they banded together. Now their “garden” is about to be dispersed.

“This started off down the street. There’s a little garden. That was my vision,” said Diumila Almonte....

Report: Unless RI acts, hundreds are facing eviction and homelessness
March 18, 2021

Report: Unless RI acts, hundreds are facing eviction and homelessness

“Since COVID-19 hit our state there has been over a 90% increase in the number of people...

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...

January 19, 2020

John Brown Gun Club Opens Temporary ‘Free Store’ in Providence to Serve the Homeless

“Homeless people are frequently ignored, but we realize that capitalism makes it so that we’re always one...

January 19, 2020

Audrey Mead: They are us

“They are us.” The thought reverberated in my head as we walked past the 20-something couple that...