Affordable homes are going up in North Kingstown. The North Cove development is a collection of 38 affordable rental homes just outside Wickford Village. Richard Godfrey, Executive Director of Rhode Island Housing, said there’s a demand for affordable housing outside the state’s urban core.
North Kingstown is one of first suburban communities to make 10 percent of its housing stock affordable housing, said Godfrey. “In North Kingstown to the extent that they work either at Quonset or along the Route 1 corridor, that’s where a lot of the jobs are,” he said. “So it’s good because people are closer to their jobs, and also it gets people outside our more densely packed urban neighborhoods.”
Godfrey said construction is wrapping up at the North Cove development and it should be full of residents by April.
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