Rent is STILL too damn high in Rhode Island

The rent in Rhode Island is STILL too damn high, according to a another new report from HousingWorks RI.

Every few months RI Future gets to write this worn out bad joke of a lede. And while it might be because we are lazy writers, it’s not because HousingWorks RI has nothing better to publicize. This is a serious issue in the Ocean State that isn’t being adequately addressed; it gets studied and reported about but then largely ignored by the rest of the political process.

The most recent study focuses on how much economic activity is sacrificed for unaffordable rental rates, as reported by the Providence Journal. Ted Nesi graphically shows the vast income inequality between Rhode Island’s towns and its cities with this chart on how much it costs live in each RI municipality.

You can read the entire report here.

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Bob Plain is the editor/publisher of Rhode Island's Future. Previously, he's worked as a reporter for several different news organizations both in Rhode Island and across the country.

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