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September 18, 2006
Housing advocates to push for ballot question
PROVIDENCE -- HousingWorks RI, a coalition that advocates for solutions to housing problems in the Ocean State, will kick off a campaign this morning to urge the passage of Question 9 on the November ballot.
Question 9 would allow the state to issue $50 million in bonds to help create the first 1,000 affordable-housing units in the state’s plan to create 5,000 units over a five-year period. Read more in today’s Journal about the Census figures that show Rhode Island has created new living space at a slower rate than any other state in the country.
HousingWorks RI plans today to share the first of what it’s calling “50 stories, 50 days, 50 reasons to vote YES on 9.” Indeed, it’s just 50 days to the November general election. The event is at 11 a.m. at 182 Douglas Ave. in Providence.
-- projo.com staff writer Kate Bramson
Expected to attend today’s event are Republican Governor Carcieri and Democratic Lt. Gov. Charles Fogarty, who is trying to unseat the governor in the general election. Also, Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline and Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence are expected to be there.
The directors of the Rhode Island Hospitality and Tourism Association recently voted to support Question 9.
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