February 2022
ONE|NB discusses digital equity at NeighborWorks symposium
Antonio Rodriguez, ONE|NB’s Assistant Director of Asset Management, joined panelists from around the country for a NeighborWorks America symposium about bridging the digital divide.

Rodriguez spoke about the creation of ONE|NB Connects, the free WiFi network we installed during the pandemic in Providence's Olneyville neighborhood. We've already reached more than 1,700 unique users, and ONE|NB is now expanding the network.
ONE Neighborhood Builders thanks Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island for supporting our redevelopment plans for the former St. Patrick’s Church and rectory in Cumberland. ONE|NB’s Aging Strong in Community project aims to support an aging population by creating the Sanctuary at Valley Falls.

This adaptive reuse project will transform the former church and rectory into 42 affordable apartments serving low-income households earning between 30%-80% of area median income. Twelve apartments will be set aside as supportive senior housing.
Governor, State officials announce they are ready to deploy $12M for housing
“In this hot real estate market, if you don’t have access to fast capital, you’re going to lose out.”

 Jennifer Hawkins, Executive Director, ONE Neighborhood Builders
Governor Dan McKee gathered this month with other State leaders at our King Street Commons child care center to announce the State is ready to begin allocating $12 million in site acquisition funding to help jumpstart more housing development.
Thank you, RIHousing!
We're pleased to partner with RIHousing on the effort to help tenants access Rent Relief assistance and utility relief payments. Our team has helped Rhode Islanders access more than $1.7 million from this Federal program.
Free vaccines, assistance
offered at Biz Bodega
More than a half-dozen people visited Biz Bodega at 222 Manton Ave. on February 24 for the opening of free walk-in COVID-19 vaccine and flu clinics. ONE|NB, Federal Hill House, and the RI Department of Health will host clinics there on Thursdays through March 17.
Our Belinda Philippe, ONE|NB's Director of Programs and Operations, was featured in an NBC 10 I-team report on the spike in eviction hearings due to the expiration of the Federal moratorium on evictions. CLICK TO READ MORE
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