ONE Neighborhood Builders in the News
Click on the headlines below to read about our work that has been featured in the media.
Providence Journal, August 3, 2016
Providence Business News, July 25, 2016
Providence Business News, March 29, 2016
Providence Journal, March 1, 2016
Providence Journal, February 18, 2016
Providence Journal, November 7, 2015
2015 Providence Symposium: Olneyville and the Preservation of Neighborhoods
Rhode Island Public Radio, November 5, 2015
Providence Journal, September 7, 2015.
Providence Business News, August 1, 2015.
Providence Journal, July 22, 2015.
Providence Business News, June 18, 2015.
Providence Journal, April 2, 2015.
Providence Journal, January 7, 2015.
Providence Business News, January 2015.
Providence Journal, September 13, 2014.
Providence Monthly, June 18, 2014.
Channel 10, April 29, 2014.
The Brown Daily Herald, February 28, 2014.
Yellow Peril Gallery, April 2014.
Providence Business News, 2014.
Providence Journal, March 2, 2014.
Providence Journal, March 2, 2014.
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, September 12, 2013.
Rhode Island Foundation, August 2013.
GoLocalProv, August 29, 2013.
Providence Business News, August 16, 2013.
Providence En Español, July 26, 2013.
Providence Business News, July 15, 2013.
Providence Journal, May 18, 2013.
Press release from Olneyville Housing Corporation and Rhode Island Housing, May 17, 2013.
TD Charitable Foundation Awards $2.5 Million in Grants to Non-Profits Focused on Affordable Housing Initiatives
PR Newswire, December 4, 2012.
Providence Journal, October 21, 2012.
Office of Mayor Angel Taveras, August 1, 2012.
Nonprofit Quarterly, June 12, 2012.
Providence Journal, June 3, 2012.
Providence Journal, November 28, 2011.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Official Blog, November 28, 2011.
Providence Journal, June 7, 2011.
WRNI, June 6, 2011.
Providence Journal, March 22, 2011.
Providence Journal, March 1, 2011.
CNN Money, October 21, 2010.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation, January 21, 2010.
Siglo 21, October 30, 2008.
Reports and Publications
Olneyville Housing Corporation has also been featured in a number of professional and academic reports and publications across the nation.
Published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in partnership with Duke University and The New School, this study examines the racial dimensions of the widening wealth gap in America. The study finds that the typical white houeshold in Boston is more likely than nonwhite households to possess every kind of liquid asset.
Published July 2013 by the Community Development Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The instrument is a survey of service providers’ perceptions of the economic and financial conditions of lower -income communities and individuals in New England and the organizations that serve them. The report includes a link to an interview with Jennifer Hawkins, Associate Executive Director of Olneyville Housing Corporation, about the impact of high unemployment and high housing costs in Olneyville and other low-income communities in Rhode Island and what we are doing to address it.
Veggie Boxes + Clinica Esperanza + Olneyville Housing Corporation = more RI residents having ACCESS to fresh, nutritious and affordable food
Published April 2013 by the Rhode Island Food Policy Council Access Work Group. A case study about the partnership between Farm Fresh Rhode Island, Clinica Esperanza / Hope Clinic, and Olneyville Housing Corporation to run a pilot program that provided weekly subsidized veggie boxes of fresh, local produce to patients in the Vida Sana program from September 2012 – February 2013.
Published September 2011 by Olneyville Housing Corporation, the Rhode Island Department of Health, and the Greater Providence YMCA. As a follow up to the health assessment report, we convened a Community Action Team to review the findings, gather information about resources and opportunities, and develop strategies to create a Healthier Olneyville. This Community Action Plan outlines the specific strategies, partners involved, and timeframe for implementation.
Published July 15, 2012 by JSI Research and Training Institute for Olneyville Housing Corporation. In the spring of 2012, two volunteers conducted environmental audits of 48 street segments in Olneyville using the Active Neighborhood Checklist tool. The report findings will serve as a baseline for comparison to future audits and will allow us to monitor the impact from the adoption of principles that support healthy communities.
Published June 2011 by Olneyville Housing Corporation and the Rhode Island Department of Health. This document reports the findings from a neighborhood health assessment conducted by Olneyville Housing Corporation, the RI Department of Health and the Greater Providence YMCA in 2010-2011. The assessment builds upon the work we did and continue to do through the Our Neighborhoods process, and expands it to look specifically at factors that influence the health of residents and opportunities for improvement. This full report draws its findings from intercept surveys and focus groups with Olneyville residents, interviews with neighborhood stakeholder organizations, and an environmental assessment using the YMCA’s Community Healthy Living Index tool.
For a one-page summary of the findings you can also download this bilingual factsheet, in English and Spanish.
Published Spring 2011 by Olneyville Housing Corporation. This newsletter shares stories about the progress made on some of the strategies from the Olneyville Our Neighborhoods Community Contract, one year later.
Published in March 2010 by Rhode Island LISC and Olneyville Housing Corporation. This community contract is the result of a year-long comprehensive community engagement process. It provides an in depth profile of the neighborhood; a detailed description of the Our Neighborhoods planning process that engaged hundreds of residents, community organizations, and businesses; a vision for Olneyville developed through hundreds of hours of conversation in the community; and a detailed work plan with specific strategies, projects and programs through which we intend to reach this vision.
By Bill Geller and Lisa Belsky, features a case study of the revitalization of the Riverside section of Olneyville through the partnership between Olneyville Housing Corporation, the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, other community-based organizations, and the Providence Police Department.
Published in December 2007 by Karin Anderson. This case study is part of a series published by LISC’s Community Safety Initiative as part of the MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards program. Sponsored by MetLife Foundation since 2002, the Awards celebrate and promote exemplary community safety strategies bolstered by collaboration between police and neighborhood leaders. This paper highlights the community-police partnership in Olneyville that successfully revitalized a once-crime ridden area between Manton Avenue and Aleppo St., transforming vacant lots and derelict housing into a nine-acre park and new affordable homes. For other case studies and papers in this series, please visit www.lisc.org/resources.