March 2022
Officials cut the ribbon celebrating 17 new affordable homes
Officials cut the ribbon celebrating the Delaine Street Apartments and the Bowdoin Street Rowhouse, on Monday, March 28. From left, R.I. State Representative Anastasia P. Williams; Carol Ventura, Executive Director of RIHousing; U.S. Senator Jack Reed; Jennifer Hawkins, Executive Director of ONE Neighborhood Builders; Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza; R.I. State Representative John Lombardi; Ward 15 Councilman Oscar O. Vargas; and Josh Saal, the State’s Deputy Secretary of Commerce for Housing.
We celebrated the completion of two new affordable housing developments — the rehabilitation of formerly dilapidated dwellings on Delaine Street and our first modular development, on Bowdoin Street, on Monday, March 28. The Delaine Street Apartments and the Bowdoin Street Rowhouse are part of our efforts to build new affordable housing, rehabilitate blighted properties, and create healthy, vibrant communities. They bring a total of 17 affordable apartments for low-income families to the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence.

Following the ribbon-cutting, more than a dozen people walked from the Delaine Street Apartments to see and tour the ongoing construction of the Bowdoin Street Rowhouse, which many saw being placed in a short span earlier this month. (See time-lapse video)
Eight affordable apartments were installed on Bowdoin Street. The development includes six 2-bedroom apartments and two 1-bedroom units. See time-lapse video
Above, the view from Delaine Street and a view inside a first-floor unit. Below, before and after photos of one of the Delaine Street buildings.
We join other housing advocates in urging greater investment in affordable housing in Rhode Island
ONE|NB testified before the state House Finance Committee about the dire need for more housing. Jen is a member of the special legislative committee that has been studying Rhode Island’s Low and Moderate Income Housing Act.
ONE|NB is proud to support:
Gathered Together United As One
This innovative program convened a Homelessness Advisory Committee to educate policy makers on the realities of homelessness, improve services for the homeless, and provide outreach. The committee is comprised of members who have experienced homelessness or are currently homeless. For more information, contact Alexandrea Gonzalez at
Biz Bodega opens at 222 Manton Ave.
Biz Bodega, a business resources hub and public workspace that seeks to support new and aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small business owners throughout the Central Providence, has opened at 222 Manton Ave. Biz Bodega is an initiative of ONE Neighborhood Builders, managed by Innovation Studio Inc.

News coverage about our work
We were featured on Telemundo!
Our own Karen Zuniga, Assistant Director of Programs at ONE|NB, spoke on air via Zoom with Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra, on Monday, March 28, about our affordable housing developments at Delaine and Bowdoin streets. CLICK TO WATCH
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