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Homelessness in Rhode Island

Coverage of the housing and homelessness crisis by the staff of Globe Rhode Island.


R.I. short-term rental registry goes live — you can search your neighborhood

Under the law, properties offered on third-party platforms like Airbnb and VRBO for less than 30 days at a time for tourist or transient use now must be registered with the state.


R.I. to build new public health lab as part of $165 million project

State Health Laboratories will be part of seven-story building on former I-195 land that will include space for lease to life-sciences organizations.


Warren residents speak out against new affordable housing project

Others who testified were outraged the proposal includes razing two buildings in town’s historic district.


Homelessness in R.I. could reach an all-time high this winter, advocates say

About 50 people marched to Governor Dan McKee’s office Monday, calling on him to declare a state of emergency over the inadequate number of shelter beds heading into the winter months.


Combating food insecurity among college students with campus farms

The University of Rhode Island launched a free farmer’s market in 2021. This year, they are providing up to 1,000 pounds of free produce every week.


Could an Olmstead plan solve part of R.I.’s homeless problem?

Rhode Island is one of just seven states with no plan in place to help homeless residents who struggle with disabilities, addiction, and other issues. Advocates are pushing the governor to create one.


As RIPTA cuts back on bus service, CEO blames staffing crunch

An Oct. 12 job fair will offer information about jobs with the transit authority. “Our goal is to grow,” said Scott Avedisian.