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Issue No. 547 | August 15, 2014 | Providence, Rhode Island


As a former Housing Court Judge, I have made it a top priority to address abandoned and blighted homes in our neighborhoods hit hardest by the national foreclosure crisis.

As a result, the City has launched an innovative receivership program to compel the restoration of abandoned, blighted and nuisance properties.

When properties fall into disrepair, neighboring home values fall and public safety issues flourish. Our innovative receivership program has the potential to turn abandoned properties across the city back to productive use, boost property values and improve the quality of life in every corner of Providence.

For the first time, we are combining the capabilities of the public sector, the court system, and investors and experienced receivers from the private sector to restore blighted properties. You can learn more about how the receivership program works here.

Six properties are currently in the receivership process and we plan to scale up the program in the coming months to facilitate the restoration of abandoned homes in every neighborhood of Providence.

We are turning vacant, blighted properties back into family homes that serve our residents and strengthen our community.

City News
Angel Taveras

“One Strike” Law

On Tuesday the Providence City Council unanimously approved "one strike" legislation for adult entertainment clubs. The amended ordinance mandates that the Board of Licenses revoke the licenses of strip clubs in which the club owners are found grossly negligent in allowing prostitution or minors on their premises. Providence has zero tolerance for prostitution and the presence of children within any of the city's adult entertainment clubs.

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