Mind the Gap: R.I.’s Affordable Housing Stock Fails to Meet Need

The gap between housing costs and what many Rhode Islanders can afford has been a persistent — and routinely ignored — problem for sometime. Decades of underinvestment in affordable housing development has forced the state’s lowest-income renters to rent apartments beyond what they can afford.

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Local Food Builds Health, Community and Sustainability

A robust Rhode Island food system would support environmental justice and help mitigate climate change. The current corporate-ruled system is collapsing under the weight of a changing climate, even as the barriers to food equality grow.

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For R.I.’s Disenfranchised Populations, Their Next-Door Neighbor is Often Pollution

Miguel Sanchez’s response to the question was less an answer and more of an example. When asked what does environmental justice mean to him, the Olneyville resident spoke about the 2020 dumping of contaminated material in his Providence neighborhood, where 75% of the residents are people of color.

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