Education & Training

Education & Training

Rhode Island Housing Opens New HelpCenter and Hardest Hit Fund Office in Warwick

Governor Gina Raimondo, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and mayors from Rhode Island cities and towns affected by the housing and foreclosure crisis joined Rhode Island Housing to announce the grand opening of Rhode Island Housing’s HelpCenter and Hardest Hit Fund office in Warwick and to discuss the deployment of more than $36 million in additional funding for the Hardest Hit Fund Rhode Island (HHFRI) program. These funds were allocated to Rhode Island by the U.S. Treasury earlier this year to help families avoid losing their homes, stabilize neighborhoods, and prevent the spread of foreclosures

Delegation Announces $100,000 to Help Young Ex-Offenders in Providence Find Housing, Work

Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced $100,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP) to help the Providence Housing Authority pave the way for young people with criminal or juvenile records to find jobs, affordable housing, and educational opportunities.

Rhode Island Housing Awards $2.65 Million in HOME Program Funds

Rhode Island Housing’s Board of Commissioners today approved more than $2.3 million in new HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding for six proposed affordable housing developments and an additional $350,000 for a previously funded affordable housing development. The awards are expected to leverage nearly $40 million in other public and private funding sources to support the construction and rehabilitation of more than 160 units in communities across Rhode Island.

Cicilline Introduces Equality Act to Prohibit Discrimination Against LGBT Community

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced the introduction of the Equality Act – legislation to extend anti-discrimination protections in public accommodations, housing, employment, federal funding, education, credit, and jury service. Cicilline, who is one of seven openly gay members of Congress, announced the Equality Act today during a press conference with Senator Jeff Merkley, who introduced the Equality Act in the U.S. Senate today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, and Congressman John Lewis

Rhode Island to Strengthen, Expand Job Training with New Federal Grant

Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $5.25 million to Rhode Island to support the newly-created “Real Jobs Rhode Island” initiative. Real Jobs Rhode Island, part of the Raimondo Jobs Plan, is designed to improve workforce training efforts in Rhode Island by aligning training efforts with employers and their specific needs.

Non-trade apprentice incentive bill passes Senate

The Rhode Island Senate has passed legislation that seeks to move apprenticeship training beyond typical building trades such as construction and plumbing and into more non-traditional sectors of the workforce and economy, such as manufacturing, information technology, design and management.

Students, parents and teachers call for school repairs

Rep. Aaron Regunberg joined members of the Providence Student Union along with teachers, parents and community members at a State House news conference today to call for increased funding to repair the state’s deteriorating school buildings

Building Skills: Governor Raimondo’s FY 2016 Budget Recommendation

"Helping students build the skills they need to succeed in a 21st century economy is one of the best investments we can make. It's investing directly in people to give them a ladder of opportunity, and it's also an economic driver for our state. My jobs budget will invest in each rung of the ladder - our schools, college affordability, and workforce training for adults." - Governor Gina M. Raimondo

AG Kilmartin and Mayor Avedisian Host Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention and Loan Modification Scam Awareness...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin will join Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, mortgage service providers, HUD-certified housing counselors and several community housing groups, in partnership with the Loan Modification Scam Alert campaign, to host a free mortgage foreclosure prevention and loan modification scam awareness workshop on Saturday, June 15, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick

AG Kilmartin Announces $375,000 to the Housing Network of Rhode Island for Homeowner Counseling...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- To support foreclosure remediation effort already underway in Rhode Island and educate new homeowners, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced a $375,000 grant to the Housing Network of Rhode Island. Funded through the National Mortgage Settlement between the five largest mortgage service providers and attorneys general nationwide, the grant will support three key areas: homeowner counseling, homebuyer education and outreach.

AG Kilmartin and Mayor Taveras Host Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention and Loan Modification Workshop

June 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, in partnership with the Loan Modification Scam Alert campaign, will host a free mortgage foreclosure prevention and loan modification workshop on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Roger Williams Park Casino in Providence

RPL Honors Top Agents at Annual Luncheon

Providence, RI - May 15, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Residential Properties Ltd. honored the top producers of the firm at a luncheon last Thursday sponsored by President and CEO, Sally Lapides. This year had some added special achievements, since Gerri Schiffman of the Providence Office not only led the group, but was also the number one producing individual agent in the state in gross sales volume. Judy Chace from the Narragansett Office was also specially recognized, as she was the second highest producing agent, by gross sales volume, in the state. Overall, thirty agents were recognized as top producers for their contributions during 2011.

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Rhode Island Treasury Reunited 8,860 People with $11.7 Million in Unclaimed...

The Office of Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner reunited 8,860 people with $11.7 million in unclaimed property in the fiscal year that ended on June 30

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Two Indicted in Sweeping Mortgage Fraud Investigations

A 14-count federal indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Providence charges two individuals, Hasan Hussain, 55, of Princeton, N.J., and Ricardo Abreu, 50, of Cranston, R.I., with allegedly participating in a conspiracy to defraud financial institutions, investors and financially distressed homeowners of at least 14 properties in Providence, Pawtucket and Cranston of fees, rental income, mortgage payment funds, property ownership and/or proceeds from the sale of their properties