Rep. Diaz opposes Paolino plan for old St. Joseph’s Hospital
STATE HOUSE — Rep. Grace Diaz (D-Dist. 11, Providence), has announced that she opposes a plan by former Providence Mayor Joseph Paolino to convert a portion of the former St. Joseph’s Hospital into apartments for the homeless.
“While this may be a good project in some respects, my community has expressed many concerns” said Representative Diaz. “I cannot support it at this time because my community will suffer the consequence of having such a project in our neighborhood. While I care a great deal about the homeless and I would like to see more services available to them, I’m not sure that this is the right approach. This neighborhood already has its share of social service organizations helping the homeless in many locations right here. We don’t want more of the same. It could be placed in another area of the city.”
For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903