Monthly CBO Spotlight: ONE Neighborhood Builders

  • 23 Mar 2024

Our primary care transformation efforts often include the support and partnership of community-based organizations (CBOs) statewide. CTC-RI is spotlighting a different CBO each month to recognize and appreciate their work in our communities. This month, we're spotlighting ONE Neighborhood Builders (ONE/NB). Founded in 1988, ONE/NB has established itself as a community development leader in RI, developing affordable housing and engaging neighbors across Greater Providence to cultivate safe, healthy, and vibrant communities.

In which ways does your organization, and this program, uniquely support Rhode Islanders?

ONE|NB is a nonprofit community development organization that improves lives across Rhode Island by building homes and connecting communities. We build and manage affordable homes for low- and moderate-income Rhode Islanders, providing supportive services that help our residents thrive. We also convene Central Providence Opportunities: A Health Equity Zone, a collaborative of more than 60 organizations working to address the root causes of health and economic inequities in the 02908 and 02909 zip codes in Providence.

How can a partnership with primary care providers strengthen your work?

Access to primary care is critical to the long-term health and well-being of residents that call our buildings home. We strive to ensure all of our residents are able to build sustained relationships with health care providers and access preventative care.


What's something you'd like the primary care community to understand about your organization?

Building trusting relationships with our residents is central to our ability to connect them with supports and services that may provide them value. We take this same relationship-building approach when collaborating with health care providers, supportive service agencies, and other organizations that may contribute to a resident’s success.


Want to get in touch?

Contact Grace Evans Pedanou, Vice President of Strategy & Chief of Staff ( or 401-575-6322).