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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.

Housing Authorities Receive Reinvestment Act Funding

Warwick, R.I. - March 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today announced local housing authorities will have access to over $18 million in funding due to the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The funding will be directed to local agencies through US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund Program.

44 Million in Federal Funding On Its Way to Help RI Weatherize Homes, Improve...

Washington, DC - March 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegation today announced that Rhode Island will receive $44,033,615 in weatherization and energy efficiency funding, including $23.96 million for the State Energy Program (SEP) and $20.07 million for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

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.

Langevin Calls for Halt to Foreclosures

Warwick, R.I. - February 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) sent a letter today to Rhode Island mortgage lenders urging them to suspend new foreclosure initiations against the state’s homeowners while the Obama Administration and Congress finalize their plan to stem the foreclosure crisis

Rhode Island Nursing Homes Outperfom Nation in Third Statewide Report on Resident and Family...

February 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) released the third annual survey on resident and family satisfaction with nursing home care Rhode Island.

Langevin Works to Jumpstart the Rhode Island Economy

Warwick, R.I. - January 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) yesterday voted for H.R. 1, the American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Reed Announces Over $13.2 Million in Affordable Housing Grants for Coventry, Warwick, and Westerly

WASHINGTON, DC - January 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – In an effort to help senior citizens and persons with disabilities find safe and affordable housing, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) today announced that Coventry, Warwick, and Westerly will receive over $13.2 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Section 202 and Section 811 Supportive Housing Programs.

RI Housing Authorities to Receive Over $668,000 in Federal Funding

WASHINGTON, DC - January 2, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – In an effort help Rhode Island families who receive housing assistance become more financially self-sufficient, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) today announced that housing authorities across the state will receive over $668,000 in federal funding through the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program.

Governor Carcieri Announces Details of Neighborhood Stabilization Program

$19.6 million to buy and rehab foreclosed and abandoned properties and provide down payment assistance for first-time homebuyers 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2008 State...

Rhode Island awarded $1.6 million in AHP funding

BOSTON - December 9, 2008  - (RealEstateRama) – The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston (the Bank) awarded nearly $1.6 million as a grant, loan,...

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


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


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