Sojourner House expands housing market, purchases multi-unit building in Providence

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Sojourner House said Thursday it expanded its housing market by purchasing a multi-unit building in Providence’s West-End.

The property costs $975,000 and is located on Westminster Street.

Executive Director Venessa Volz said the building will provide stable housing, counseling, and supportive services for domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking victims.

Aside from this purchase, Sojourner House has been leasing apartments from private landlords and sub-leasing about 150 households in Rhode Island.

“Several years ago, we identified housing as a growing area of concern for victims of abuse,” she said. “We’ve been working to prioritize purchasing and rehabbing housing units so that victims and their families have safe, affordable places to stay, for as long as they may need, to heal from their trauma and move forward with their lives.”

 

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