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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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

Candidates for Providence City Council answer tough questions on housing and poverty

Less than half of the candidates running for Providence City Council across all 15 Wards attended the...

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...