January 2022
COMMUNITY BUILDING
Our WiFi expansion is under way
We've begun the expansion and improvement of our free community mesh WiFi network in Olneyville, called ONE|NB Connects.

Phase 2, when completed, will expand our reach and improve bandwidth to about 2,100 households.

ONE|NB Connects was conceived and made operational in 2020, when COVID-19 struck. We knew people in our historic home of Olneyville needed reliable internet for school and telehealth services.

At right, Steve Kearns, our Asset Management Project Manager, climbs to inspect a WiFi transmitter.

HOUSING
We joined with other affordable housing advocates this month in thanking Gov. Dan. McKee and his Administration for sending a clear signal that it's the right move to spend federal ARPA funds to help meet the vast needs for housing in the state. READ MORE
HEALTH
New doula training to start soon
Participants in last year's Doula training. Photo by Quatia Osorio.
We're excited about Our Journ3i's next doula training to be held from March 10-13. Our Journ3i's Doula Workforce Development Initiative strengthens the network of doulas living or working in the nine neighborhoods of 02908 and 02909, and is funded in part by ONE|NB's Central Providence Opportunities Health Equity Zone.

The first training took place in December with 17 participants. 

Through increased access to doula services, we anticipate positive long-term impact on Black maternal health, early education outcomes, and economic mobility. 
We're proud to be partnering with Our Journ3i on this important initiative. 


HEALTH
We're offering free COVID-19 Test Kits
WE'RE IN THE NEWS
The BIG NEWS about small spaces: News outlets are starting to notice
News outlets, from the The Boston Globe to The Providence Journal, have started to pay attention to the small development we've created at Sheridan Small Homes.

This unique development, in our historic home of Olneyville, is sold out. It features five Passive House certified, single-family homes, each with two bedrooms, 1.5 and about 750 square feet of space.
JONATHAN WIGGS/THE BOSTON GLOBE
Jhanev Allen Butler (shown above) and her husband, Romario Butler, live in one of the new small homes that have been built in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood as part of a pilot project meant to show the long-term viability of “net-zero energy” affordable housing.
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