June 2021
Happy Summer!
We were honored to be recognized by GrowSmartRI for a 2021 Smart Growth Award. We hope you’ll agree this video by the GrowSmart team really gets to the heart of what we do. Watch here:

ONE Neighborhood Builders is helping Rhode Islanders access rent and utility assistance

We welcomed U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Governor Daniel McKee, House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, Senator Meghan E. Kallman, housing advocates, and community leaders to our headquarters, at 66 Chaffee Street, this month to highlight efforts to use $200 million in federal funding for the RentReliefRI program.

Thousands of Rhode Island residents are eligible for this new COVID-19 rental and utility assistance program.

How do you apply to RentReliefRI?

Tenants and landlords can go to: https://www.rihousing.com/rentreliefri/ or call 1-855-608-8756 to start an application and request assistance in completing the application. 
Resident Advisory Council issues call
for grant applications
from community-driven projects in Central Providence
The 18-member Resident Advisory Council (RAC) is now accepting applications and expects to award grants of up to $5,000 each to support creative, community-driven projects that support the goals of Central Providence Opportunities.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. on July 30, 2021. Interested applicants may apply with a narrative or video application using this online form.
“We know the last year has been really difficult because of COVID-19, and this is an opportunity for us to help smaller entities in our community thrive,” RAC Member Janet DaSilva said. "We’re hoping that grant applicants think about what small changes they can make to improve their business or nonprofit and not get used to the status quo.”
Helping small businesses thrive
Providence Mayor Elorza joined our celebration to open a new Local Business Support Center in Central Providence
“When our storefront commercial space at 222 Manton Avenue became available for a new lease this fall, we approached Social Enterprise Greenhouse and asked if they would partner with us to open a business support center at the location, tailored to the needs of local merchants and makers in Central Providence,” explained ONE Neighborhood Builders’ Jennifer Hawkins. “We’re pleased our vision is now a reality and thrilled to welcome the many partnering organizations to the site.”

The center is open M-F 10am-4pm.

Central Providence
Health Equity Zone
announces $400,000 in community-based grants

The Central Providence Health Equity Zone (CP-HEZ), convened by ONE Neighborhood Builders, announced the award this month of $399,085 in grants to 16 community-based organizations that are working to improve economic opportunity and health equity for Central Providence residents.

The grants provide up to $35,000 per project for a wide range of initiatives that help residents learn new work skills, offer civic education and leadership training, and tutor and mentor at least 600 students.

The CP-HEZ consists of more than a dozen partner organizations, which are charged with developing and implementing a collective impact plan to address root causes of health disparities and promote economic opportunity.
Recent news coverage about our work
New Buildings Institute (NBI) has published a case study about our Sheridan Small Homes project after Haley Hardwick-Witman, our Rose Architectural Fellow, presented at their conference. NBI is working to improve the energy performance of commercial buildings.
Read the case study here:

Boston Globe, by Edward Fitzpatrick: "Small business support center opens in Providence"

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