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Providence College gives $750,000 grant to Smith Hill Community Development Corporation

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By Sean Cahill 

announced today they have provided a $750,000 grant to the Smith Hill Community Development Corporation.

The grant will be used to help improve the housing along Douglas Ave. and Admiral Street.

The CDC will use the grant over a three year period, $250,000 a year. The grant is not coming from student tuition dollars or from any other area of the College’s operating funds.

The announcement was made at an event to celebrate the premier of “Restoring Smith Hill,” a documentary film by PC MBA Student J. Henry Smith. 

The documentary is set to air on Rhode Island Public Television at 6:00 p.m. this evening.

The film documents success of the work done by the Smith Hill Community Development Corporation, which takes foreclosed houses in the area and turns them into safe, affordable housing.

Providence College and the Smith Hill CDC have partnered on several projects in the last few years. 

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