General Assembly approves affordable housing bill

Rhode Island State House. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The Rhode Island General Assembly passed a bill that would make information regarding where affordable housing is available easier to access.

The bill will require the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation to keep an up-to-date online affordable housing database. The website would have information about low and moderate income housing throughout the Ocean State, as well as contact information needed to rent or buy the units.

“Affordable housing is one of the most important issues facing our state. I’m proud to support this effort to provide more readily available information to the public about affordable housing availability and development,” said Senate President Dominick Ruggerio.

The bill will also require RIHousing to issue yearly reports on its housing development and preservation activities.

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