Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless http://ripr.org en Advocates Applaud Legislation Protecting Tenants After Foreclosures http://ripr.org/post/advocates-applaud-legislation-protecting-tenants-after-foreclosures <p>Thanks to legislation that passed the General Assembly, banks in Rhode Island will not be able to evict renters in properties they’ve foreclosed on. That is, unless there’s just cause or until the property has been bought by a new owner. Rhode Island Coalition for the homeless head Jim Ryczek said the new law will protect people who might otherwise have nowhere to go.</p><p>“When the economy tanked in 2007-2008, the shelter system saw more than a 300 percent rise in the number of people coming in and naming eviction as one of the issues that caused them to be homeless.”</p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 13:20:50 +0000 John Bender 35624 at http://ripr.org Homeless Population Most Vulnerable During Unpredictable New England Winters http://ripr.org/post/homeless-population-most-vulnerable-during-unpredictable-new-england-winters <p>We’re in for a wild week in the weather department.&nbsp; The forecast is for rain today with a high of 48. But by tomorrow the high will plunge into the teens.&nbsp; One population that is most vulnerable during these cold snaps is the homeless.</p><p></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:27:45 +0000 Flo Jonic 27260 at http://ripr.org StoryCorps Comes To Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/storycorps-comes-rhode-island <p>Story Corps, the organization that collects the voices and histories of people across the country is in Rhode Island.</p><p>It is a chance for homeless residents across the state to tell their story.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>In the offices of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, pairs of Rhode Islanders interviewed each other. One of them had experienced homelessness, and they talked about their lives on the streets.</p><p>Richard Staples interviewed Don Larson, a man who was homeless when he was 16-years-old.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:07:40 +0000 John Bender 25800 at http://ripr.org StoryCorps Comes To Rhode Island Rhode Island Nonprofits Feel the Squeeze http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-nonprofits-feel-squeeze <p></p><div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><p>It’s hard to turn on the news these days without hearing about another nonprofit in financial trouble.&nbsp; Advent House – the state’s first homeless shelter – is without a director because it can’t afford one. John Hope Settlement House is bleeding $30,000 a month. And the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence has laid off a third of its staff.</p><p></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:41:47 +0000 Flo Jonic 13642 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Nonprofits Feel the Squeeze Remembering the homeless who have died http://ripr.org/post/remembering-homeless-who-have-died <p>A service was held in Providence Wednesday to honor all the homeless people who died in 2012.<br>The service was held at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. The names of 44 individuals were read and candles were lit in their memory.&nbsp; A 45th candle was also illuminated in case they missed anyone.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:16:38 +0000 Flo Jonic 9143 at http://ripr.org Remembering the homeless who have died