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Press release housing network annual meeting 2011

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  • 1. Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FURTHER INFORMATION: October 31, 2011 Chris Hannifan Phone: 401-521-1461 Housing Network of Rhode Island Holds Annual Meeting at Sandywoods in TivertonTiverton—a mass of attentive public and over twenty non-profit community development corporationsassembled at Sandywoods Center for the Arts Development in Tiverton, RI listened intently to hearBarrington Town Council President and professor at Roger Williams University, June Speakman talkabout the importance of projects such as Sweetbriar in helping local communities meet their 10%affordable housing requirement.Housing Network Executive Director Chris Hannifan opened his address to the audience after beingintroduced by slate of officers by saying, “The Housing Network of Rhode Island is a state associationof twenty non-profit Community Development Corporations (CDC’s). Our members have createdthousands of affordable housing units throughout the state, from Newport to Warwick and Providenceto Woonsocket.”Homeownership Connection program started in 1995 and offers financial support and homeownershipeducation. 1000 Rhode Islanders graduate from their classes each year.The Housing Network of Rhode Island is an association of non-profit community developmentcorporations. They are now in their second decade of working to connect CDCs and facilitate thesharing of resources between them. The Housing Network is dedicated to the advancement of thecreating affordable housing in Rhode Island and continues to champion non-profit housingcorporations, as well as policies and programs that help create and maintain affordable housing. ### For Release 10 a.m. EDT, October 31, 2011

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