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PBN: Five Questions With Melissa Sanzaro

By Mary MacDonald – February 9, 2018 3:22 am Melissa Sanzaro | Executive director, Providence Housing Authority 1. What is the Providence Housing Authority footprint for housing, and how has that changed over the past 10 years? The Providence Housing Authority is the largest public housing authority in the state, managing more than 2,600 units of public housing and […]

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Youth Police Initiative Article

Youth Police Initiative

The Providence Housing Authority (PHA) and the North American Family Institute (NAFI) have delivered another round of the Youth & Police Initiative (YPI) program for at risk teen girls living in public housing. Ten (10) girls living in the PHA’s Hartford Park and Manton Heights family developments along with a group of female police officers, […]

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Providence Housing providing jobs training for over 200 residents

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — More than 200 residents of the Hartford Park and Manton Heights public housing developments have enrolled in Jobs Plus, a grant-funded program run by the Providence Housing Authority. Staffers from the PHA, local officials and partners, and Jobs Plus participants met Thursday morning to mark the progress of the program, which launched […]

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The Providence Housing Authority graduates nine youth from Hartford Park and Manton Heights from the Youth police Initiative Program

The Youth Police Initiative (YPI) is a two-week dynamic program that positively impacts the relationships and interactions between police officers and inner city youth. The youth and police train together and participate in facilitated discussions, team-building exercises, and reality-based scenario trainings.  From these experiences, youth and police develop lasting relationships that foster a deeper understanding […]

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PHA is awarded the Vera Institute’s TA Grant “Opening Doors To Public Housing Initiative”

The Vera Institute announced the Providence Housing Authority (PHA) is one of six public housing authorities awarded the technical assistance grant that will allow the organization the opportunity to learn best practices in reentry efforts, data tracking, collaborative and programmatic approaches to effective reentry models. The PHA is excited to receive this TA and will […]

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