Rhode Island to invest in more than 800 affordable housing units

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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Gov. Dan McKee announced Thursday that Rhode Island will invest into more than 800 affordable housing units.

McKee was joined by Rhode Island Housing at 2 p.m. in East Providence.

Those units are part of a 19 new housing development project. The funding will come from more than $80 million through federal and state resources, said in a press release.

The developments are also set to help strengthen communities in Rhode Island and support more than 1,200 jobs.

“Rhode Islanders need more homes they can afford,” said Gov. Dan McKee. ““Ensuring all Rhode Islanders have access to a safe and affordable home is critical to the success of Rhode Island families, our communities and our state.

Here’s a list of existing affordable housing locations that are receiving funding:

  • Bear Hill Village (Cumberland)
  • Bernon Mill (Woonsocket)
  • Bourne Mill III (Tiverton)
  • Copley Chambers (Providence)
  • Fifty Washington Square (Newport)
  • Frenchtown I and Frenchtown II  (East Greenwich)
  • Ivy Place (East Providence)
  • Looking Upwards Apartments (Jamestown)
  • Parcel 9 (Providence)
  • Park Holm IV (Newport)
  • Residences at Riverside Square (East Providence)
  • Riverside Landing (Coventry)
  • Summer Streets Phase I (Providence)
  • Sutton Place (East Providence)
  • The Millrace District (Woonsocket)
  • Villages at Manville (Lincoln)
  • West House II (Middletown)
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