Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

$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

Home Is Where the Hearth Is

Lucy’s Hearth has provided shelter and critical human services to women and children experiencing homelessness in the same building for over 30 years. On Monday, June 29th, Congressman David Cicilline, Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, RI Housing Executive Director Barbara Fields and other local dignitaries joined the staff, Board and community supporters of Lucy’s Hearth in launching their new home

Senate passes Pichardo bill that would give housing priority to veterans

The Senate has passed legislation introduced by Sen. Juan M. Pichardo (D-Dist. 2, Providence) that would give homeless veterans an edge when seeking public housing assistance. The measure, which passed the Senate 37-0, now heads to the House of Representatives

Local Military Veteran Receives Home From Citizens Bank

As part of its ongoing commitment to give back to the community, Citizens Bank is donating a renovated, mortgage-free house in Rhode Island to a combat-wounded military veteran and his family. The donation was arranged through the Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF).

Reed & Collins Lead Congressional Hearing on Youth Homelessness

In an effort to help end youth homelessness and protect vulnerable homeless youth from human traffickers, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD), led by Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-RI) and Chairman Susan Collins (R-ME), today held a hearing to discuss the urgent issue of youth homelessness in the United tates.  The hearing focused on strengthening protections for homeless youth, and better connecting them to coordinated housing, education, health, and job-training programs and services

Reed Announces $173,000 to Help Homeless Veterans Find Homes

Seeking to provide essential housing and support for homeless veterans, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) today announced that Rhode Island will receive $173,742 in federal funding to provide housing assistance to homeless veterans.

Senator Presents Sue Bodington the Jack Reed Advocacy Award for Work on Affordable Housing;...

WARWICK, RI - March 29, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today at the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless annual awards luncheon, U.S. Senator Jack Reed presented Sue Bodington, Deputy Director for Programs at Rhode Island Housing, with the 2013 Jack Reed Advocacy Award for her deep and abiding dedication to promoting affordable housing and combating homelessness in Rhode Island for more than 30 years.

Senator Presents Sue Bodington the Jack Reed Advocacy Award for Work on Affordable Housing;...

WARWICK, RI - March 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today at the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless annual awards luncheon, U.S. Senator Jack Reed presented Sue Bodington, Deputy Director for Programs at Rhode Island Housing, with the 2013 Jack Reed Advocacy Award for her deep and abiding dedication to promoting affordable housing and combating homelessness in Rhode Island for more than 30 years

Immediate Crisis Counseling and Help Available to People Affected by Hurricane Sandy

November 1, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Hurricanes can threaten an individual's sense of control and feelings of safety, and they can affect many aspects of our lives. In addition to property damage and other losses, events like Hurricane Sandy can result in significant emotional distress. The toll-free Disaster Distress Helpline (1-800-985-5990) is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA).

RI Receives Grants to Combat Veteran Homelessness

WASHINGTON, DC - July 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- In an effort to prevent veteran homelessness, Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced grants for two veteran advocacy non-profits. Operation Stand Down Rhode Island will receive $500,000 to serve about 440 households throughout the state. Veterans Inc. will receive $1 million to serve veterans in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. The grants are being awarded from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program whose mission is to prevent and end homelessness among veterans

“Bill of Rights” enacted for homeless in Rhode Island

STATE HOUSE - June 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Being homeless in Rhode Island does not deny a person basic rights, access to necessary services or fair treatment in the workplace or polling place.

Senate OKs bill to create “Homeless Bill of Rights”

STATE HOUSE - May 29, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- “It is sad that in a nation as rich as ours, there are still so many homeless people,” said Sen. John J. Tassoni Jr. (D-Dist. 22, Smithfield, North Smithfield). “Whether that is a long-term or short-term situation, the homeless have a right to access decent accommodations, to obtain employment and to be treated fairly by law enforcement, regardless of their housing status.”

Reed Announces $4.6 Million to Help Homeless

PROVIDENCE, RI - December 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) today announced that Rhode Island will receive $4.6 million in federal Continuum of Care funding to combat homelessness. These funds were made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Supportive Housing and Shelter Plus Care programs, which supports a multi-layered approach to addressing the economic, physical, and social needs of struggling Rhode Islanders and helps them obtain housing and supportive services.

Reed Announces Nearly $115,000 to Help Homeless Vets

WASHINGTON, DC - July 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) today announced that Rhode Island will receive $114,275 in federal funding to provide housing assistance to homeless veterans

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee Appoints Crossroads Rhode Island President Anne M. Nolan to State...

Providence, RI - May 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today his appointment of Anne M. Nolan of Cumberland to the Rhode Island Parole Board. Nolan is President and CEO of Crossroads Rhode Island, the state’s leading homeless service organization.

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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