Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

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.

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee Announces Plans to Reactivate Interagency Council on Homelessness

Providence, RI - February 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced his plans to reactivate the Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH), which establishes a mechanism for Cabinet- and Director-level staff to come together to discuss better coordination of state activities for housing and homelessness. The ICH also develops strategies to address the problems associated with homelessness, makes recommendations aimed at reducing the number of homeless people in Rhode Island, and promotes and supports development of permanent supportive housing

Senate committee continues hearings on homelessness

STATE HOUSE - January 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Senate Committee on Housing & Municipal Government will hold the second in a series of hearings on the homelessness crisis in Rhode Island on Thursday, January 20, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Senate lounge

Sen. Tassoni plans hearing on homelessness

STATE HOUSE, Providence, RI - January 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator John J. Tassoni, Jr. was reappointed Chairman of the Senate Committee on Housing yesterday, and immediately called a meeting of the Committee for next Tuesday to address the issue of homelessness in Rhode Island

Reed Announces $1.1 Million to Help Rhode Island Housing End Homelessness

Providence, RI - July 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) announced this week that two innovative homelessness programs run by Rhode Island Housing will receive $1.1 million in federal funding.

State and Local Governments Award Funds for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing

Providence, RI - October 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The State of Rhode Island, along with the cities of Providence, Pawtucket, and Woonsocket today announced the distribution of $6.9 million for the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

HUD announces $3.1 million in Recovery Act funding to prevent homelessness in Rhode Island

Washington, DC - September 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded more than $3.1 million in Recovery Act funding to two communities in Rhode Island.

Reed Announces $239K in Federal Housing Aid for Rhode Island’s Homeless Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC - July 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- In an effort to help Rhode Island veterans who sacrificed for the nation but are now struggling with homelessness, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), today announced that the East Providence Housing Authority will receive $239,000 in federal funding to help provide homeless veterans with permanent supportive housing.

Legislation closing loophole in hurricane insurance rules signed into law

Providence, RI - June 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Legislation approved by the General Assembly -- to close a loophole in state law regulating hurricane insurance deductibles – has been signed into law and will, according to the bills’ prime sponsors, correct language that could have proved unnecessarily costly to Rhode Island homeowners.

State Receives 3500 Blankets for the Homeless

April 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The State of Rhode Island has received 3500 blankets, at no cost, from the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP), a field-level activity of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), an agency of the United States Department of Defense (DOD). The blankets are intended for distribution to the homeless. The donation came through a DOD Homeless Support Program implemented by the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act.

RI Receives $5.5 Million for Community Services Block Grant Program

Warwick, R.I. - April 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Congressmen Patrick J. Kennedy and Jim Langevin announced today that Rhode Island will receive $5,527,291 for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program.

Senators announce bill for foreclosure moratorium

Providence, RI - March 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — In an effort to stem the swelling tide of house foreclosures in Rhode Island, a group of senators led by Sen. Charles J. Levesque today announced legislation to institute a 180-day moratorium on foreclosures in Rhode Island.

$79 Million in Recovery Funds Released Today for Rhode Island Housing Assistance

WASHINGTON, DC - February 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making over $79 million available to Rhode Island through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Reed Announces Over $9.6 Million in Community Development Grants for Rhode Island

WASHINGTON, DC - August 14, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — In an effort to revitalize local neighborhoods and provide more Rhode Islanders with safe and affordable housing, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) today announced that Cranston, East Providence, Providence, Warwick, and Woonsocket will receive over $9.6 million in federal Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).

Senate Panel Approves $7.85 Million for Rhode Island in Transportation and Housing Spending Plan

WASHINGTON, DC (RealEstateRama) July 11, 2008 – U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today announced that the Appropriations Committee has approved legislation including $4.7 million in funding for Rhode Island transportation, housing, and infrastructure improvement initiatives they requested as part of the 2009 Transportation

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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