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Federal Weatherization Grants Help RIers Increase Energy Efficiency & Save a Bundle

As the national Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, U.S. Senator Jack Reed today joined with Providence residents, community partners, and energy experts to tout the program’s positive impacts and help more families in need save on their energy bills

MERS Mortgage Assignment Valid

MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced the Rhode Island Superior Court granted summary judgment in MERS’ favor. In pdf Mendoza v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Sys., Inc. (177 KB) , the plaintiffs attacked the validity of a MERS assignment by claiming that MERS was not authorized to execute the assignment of a mortgage.

$1.3 Million in New Funding to Fight Homelessness in Rhode Island

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo announced today that the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless and Social Finance is receiving nearly $1.3 million in new federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Pay for Success Permanent Supportive Housing Demonstration Program

DEM Announces Availability of Brownfields Remediation Project Grants

he Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) is soliciting proposals for brownfields site redevelopment projects that will support the cleanup of contaminated property and contribute to the state's economic vitality. Five million dollars in grant funding, which supports an estimated 365 local jobs, is available over the next four years through the new Brownfields Remediation and Economic Development Fund.

Raimondo, Rhode Island Housing Launch ‘Ocean State Grad Grant’ to Attract Young Professionals to...

Governor Gina M. Raimondo today joined with representatives of Rhode Island Housing and Rhode Island College to launch Ocean State Grad Grant, a new program designed to encourage recent college graduates to make their home in Rhode Island.

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.

Delegation Announces over $143,000 for the Smithfield Fire Department & Westerly Ambulance Corps

Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced two new public safety grants totaling $143,992 for the Smithfield Fire Department and the Westerly Ambulance Corps.

RI to Receive Nearly $2 Million in Workforce Development & Re-Employment Grants

Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced that the state will receive two federal grants to better connect job seekers and employers. The state will receive $1,091,635 through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI). This funding will be used by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) to improve and expand the quality and availability of Rhode Island’s workforce data with linkages to education data.

Delegation Announces $270k to Buoy Clean Water Pumpout Facilities for RI Boaters Funds through...

In an effort to protect the health of Rhode Island’s waters, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced today that Rhode Island will receive $270,385 through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program. CVA grants fund the construction, replacement, renovation and maintenance of facilities that assist recreational boaters in properly disposing of on-board septic waste.

Attorney General Kilmartin Announces $120,000 Grant to Center for Southeast Asians for Housing Assistance...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- To provide intervention and counseling services for Southeastern Asian families in danger of defaulting on their mortgages, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a $120,000 grant to the Center for Southeast Asians (CSEA).

Attorney General Kilmartin Announces $200,000 Grant to Help Veterans Find Sustainable Housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- To match veterans and low-income families with sustainable housing options in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a $200,000 grant to Helping Hands Community Partners. Funded through the National Mortgage Settlement between the five largest mortgage service providers and attorneys general nationwide, the grant will educate and train veterans and low-income families on the various commitment and responsibilities associated with home ownership, from how to evaluate loan products, determine how much they can afford to borrow and understand the mortgage process

AG Kilmartin Announces $1 .5 Million Grant to Rhode Island Housing to Ai d...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Following up on last week’s announcement of a $150,000 grant to Housing Action Coalition of Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a $1.5 million dollar grant to Rhode Island Housing and the agency’s HUD-approved counseling center.

AG Kilmartin Announces $1.5 Million Grant to Rhode Island Housing to Aid Struggling Homeowners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Following up on last week's announcement of a $150,000 grant to Housing Action Coalition of Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a $1.5 million dollar grant to Rhode Island Housing and the agency's HUD-approved counseling center

AG Kilmartin Announces $215,000 in Rhode Island Homeowner Foreclosure Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of the National Mortgage Settlement funding for local efforts to help homeowners facing foreclosure, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced two grants totaling $215,000 to support mortgage foreclosure education and outreach to area community agencies. Attorney General Kilmartin announced a $155,000 grant to Progreso Latino to expand the agency's Better Living Project and a $60,000 grant to HousingWorks RI to research and report on foreclosures and foreclosure prevention programs over the next three years.

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.

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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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Langevin, Whitehouse Highlight Bill to Invest $170 Million in Fixing RI...

Congressman Jim Langevin and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today joined with state, town, and labor officials by the Factory Bridge in West Warwick to call on Congress to pass the Strengthen and Fortify Existing (SAFE) Bridges Act. The SAFE Bridges Act was introduced in the Senate by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Whitehouse, and others last month and will be introduced in the House this week by Langevin. The bill would deliver up to $170 million to repair Rhode Island’s deficient and crumbling bridges and create construction jobs