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Partners Celebrate Groundbreaking for Renovations at Providence Housing Developments

Published on February 16, 2018
Partners Celebrate Groundbreaking for Renovations at Providence Housing Developments

PROVIDENCE, RI – On Wednesday, February 21 at 11:00 am, Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI 1st District) and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza will join RIHousing and nonprofit developer Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) along with supporters and residents at a ceremonial groundbreaking for renovations to take place at Oxford Place and Oxford Gardens affordable housing.

Both developments were awarded funding from Rhode Island’s Pilot Housing Preservation and Production Program (HPPP) and are among the first developments to begin work under this new funding source. The HPPP was proposed by Governor Raimondo and approved by the General Assembly as part of the state’s FY2016 budget. Known as Oxford Gardens and Oxford Place, these developments comprise a total of 128 apartments for seniors and families.

Who:
Congressman David Cicilline
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza
Aaron Gornstein, President and CEO, POAH
Barbara Fields, Executive Director, Rhode Island Housing

What: Groundbreaking for start of construction at Oxford Gardens and Oxford Place

When: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Where:
Oxford Place Community Room
200 Gordon Avenue
Providence, RI  02905

About RI Housing 
Together with its partners, RIHousing works to ensure that all people who live and work in Rhode Island can afford a healthy, attractive home that meets their needs. RIHousing uses its resources to provide low-interest loans, grants, education and assistance to help Rhode Islanders find, rent, buy, build and keep a good home. Created by the General Assembly in 1973, RIHousing is a self-sustaining corporation and receives no state funding for operations.

Media Contacts:
Jenica Reed-Conley
401-277-1561, jreedconley@rihousing.com

Maria Plati
617.449.0880, mplati@poah.org

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