By ACLU of RI on February 9, 2016
In a major step towards reducing the criminalization of the poor in Rhode Island, the City of Providence has advised the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island that it would halt enforcement of an anti-panhandling ordinance that has led to the harassment and arrest of homeless individuals.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Featured, Homelessness, National News, News, Poverty, Providence, Rhode Island | Tagged ACLU of Rhode Island, House of Hope CDC, Jim Ryczek, jorge elorza, Megan Smith, panhandling, Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, RICH, Steven Brown | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on February 3, 2016
Governor Gina Raimondo has garnered praise from homeless advocates for including a $40 million affordable housing bond in the budget that she presented to the General Assembly last night.
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By Juan Espinoza on January 25, 2016
New data released today shows that too many Rhode Island families remain economically vulnerable. Smart public policies that create opportunities for families to save and make investments in their future prosperity pay huge dividends for all of us.
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By Steve Ahlquist on November 28, 2015
Kerry Soares was a mother. Her daughter Caitlin was at the vigil. Kerry was remembered as a talented artist. She was compassionate and caring. She lived and worked in Providence most of her life.
She deserved so much more.
By Steve Ahlquist on October 29, 2015
Jim Ryczek, who heads up the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless (RICH), is in full support of the lawsuit. “We are proud to have helped keep communities safe,” said Ryczek, adding that the three factors that keep people from re-offending are stable housing, employment and treatment. The law, if it is allowed to stand, threatens all three of these factors.
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By Steve Ahlquist on August 2, 2015
Michael Lewis died on July 2 in West Warwick at the age of 51. A vigil was held at the Arctic Gazebo attended by family, friends, affordable housing advocates and community residents.
By Steve Ahlquist on January 14, 2015
“No matter how many jobs we have, no matter how strong our economy is, there are always going to be people who need help. There are always going to be people, whether it’s a disability, mental or physical, or it’s just bad luck, who are going to need help and going to need support.”
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