October 2021
COVID-19 MEMORIAL: Remembering those lost during the pandemic, and honoring essential workers

During October, we gathered for our COVID-19 Memorial. Artists, musicians and neighbors joined together at Farm Fresh Rhode Island and offered their thoughts and prayers as they remembered loved ones lost and the dedication of essential workers during the pandemic. Read more and watch video from the event. 
A Perfect Fit: Sheridan Small Homes owners enjoy that less is more
When the Butlers purchased their new home on Sept. 1, it was the realization of a big dream for a small space. We visit with the Butlers to learn ...
Providence Family Fun Day brings food, music, and vaccines to neighborhood park
Our team from ONE|NB provided information and had a bit of fun for Providence’s Family Fun Day on Sept. 23. Children enjoyed face painting, balloon creations, getting their caricatures drawn, and mango-flavored cold treats, while other residents got tested for COVID-19 or received their vaccines. Central Providence HEZ, from ONE Neighborhood Builders, teamed up with Tufts Health Plan and Councilwoman Kat Kerwin and the City of Providence for the event at Father Lennon Park.
Advocates recommend that $500M in ARPA funds be used for housing
We joined with others in the Rhode Island housing advocacy community to request that $500 million in funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act be used “to address the State’s urgent housing needs.”
State offers mini grants to educate public about environmental hazards
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is offering mini-grants of up to $4,950 each to eligible entities to support and expand upon Environmental Health Risk Assessment Program's efforts to engage with and educate communities on the impact environmental hazards have on public health.

The goals of the grant are to investigate the public health implications of hazardous chemicals in the environment, educate affected communities and stakeholders about these implications, and proactively manage risks by exploring innovative solutions.

The deadline for application submission: Friday Nov. 5, 2021, at 4:00 pm.

Wear Purple Thursday
ONE|NB staff participated in Wear Purple Thursday to raise awareness of Domestic Violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we are grateful to work with partners like 
Sojourner House, Day One, and SOAR, who provide support and resources for survivors and those currently struggling.  
Thank you to just some of our partners, Santander Bank and the Rhode Island Foundation, for their continued support of affordable housing.
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