Block Island Times

New bill will make more eligible for housing

In order to qualify for affordable housing in Rhode Island, a person must make less than 120 percent of the median income of the community in which they live. This sets a difficult standard for Block Island, which has a higher median income than other communities. In order to make housing affordable for more people on the island, State Rep. Blake Filippi has introduced a bill — H 5451 — that would “increase the percentage of area median income from one hundred twenty percent to one hundred forty percent, only for New Shoreham residents to make

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