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Housing Solutions Lab

Helping cities plan, launch, and evaluate equitable housing policies

Pawtucket and Central Falls

Slater Mill, Pawtucket
Photo Credit: Doug Kerr

Pawtucket and Central Falls are part of the Housing Solutions Lab’s 2022 Peer Cities Network. The Network meets regularly with peers in small and midsize cities for shared learning and problem-solving and serves to support city leaders as they design policies that address pressing housing challenges while advancing racial and health equity.

Analyze Icon Our Housing Needs Assessment Tool shows that Central Falls had a white homeownership rate of 27.5 percent and a black homeownership rate of 23.7 percent, both substantially below statewide and national averages.

Bar chart showing white and Black homeownership rates in Central Falls lagging Asian rate, and substantially lagging state and national averages.

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