Rhode Island organizations receive affordable housing grants

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Three Rhode Island-based organizations have been awarded grants to provide affordable housing and strengthen communities.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, recently announced nearly $725,000 in total for organizations affiliated with NeighborWorks America.

He says the funding from NeighborWorks will be used to support its ongoing efforts to provide affordable housing, build strong neighborhoods and communities, create new jobs and stimulate the state’s economy.

NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley will receive about $285,000.

ONE Neighborhood Builders will receive $225,000 and West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. will receive about $215,000.

NeighborWorks is a congressionally chartered nonprofit that supports a network of nonprofit organizations.