Battling the Housing Crisis
This month, the Council addressed the housing crisis by establishing the Housing Crisis Task Force. On March 22, the group convened for the first time, electing Deputy Majority Leader Mary Kay Harris as Chair and Councilman Pedro Espinal as co-chair. Councilors Graves, Peterson, and Roias are also members.
On March 16, Council President Rachel Miller participated in a conversation on the future of the Cranston Street Armory Warming Shelter. Leaders from around the state addressed the community including Housing Secretary Stefan Pryor.
On March 27, during a special Council meeting, RI Homeless presented the latest data on the state of homelessness.