Public Houising of RI PHARI Featured Today

How can we talk about housing in Rhode Island without hearing from PHARI?
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - March 16, 2013 - PRLog -- There is an organization that serves and represents the largest group of tenants, landlords and residents in RI. It provides resident services, home ownership programs, credit counseling, and family self sufficiency programs. It makes purchases of services and goods in its local communities. It returns homes to the tax rolls in municipalities. It pays nearly a million dollars in PILOT returns from Westerly to Woonsocket. It inspires people and families to become active, passionate and taxpaying members of society. It shelters, comforts and serves veterans from WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Korea, Dessert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. It helps RI's senior citizens successfully age in place. What is this organization? Public Housing Association of Rhode Island (PHARI). And, we are the largest and most experienced group of RI housing officials in the industry.

After reading the article in GOLOCALPROV regarding the so-called “nearly deplorable” condition of housing in the Ocean State, it is necessary for PHARI to weigh in. The tasks accomplished by our local housing authorities each day is remarkable and a vital part of housing scenario in our state. While we laud the efforts of members of the Rhode Island General Assembly for taking the steps toward addressing the great discrepancies and deficiencies in the mission to provide safe, affordable, decent housing to RI’s low income, and working poor families, perhaps the time has come for PHARI and its member agencies to be a part of this step toward helping our most vulnerable citizens and our growing numbers of people and working poor directly impacted by the shredding of the safety net.

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