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Our Built 

The Our Built Environment initiative focuses on studying the environmental foundation of Cranston and working to make the City a healthier and safer environment for everyone to live, work, and play.

Modern Neighborhood

Why focus on

built environment?


of households report

not having a



report a financial

burden due to

housing costs

What We're Working On

Colourful houses

Lead Education & Testing Workshop

We collaborated with the Childhood Lead Action Project to present two workshops about lead safety to the community. These workshops were open to residents who were either tenants or landlords/ property managers. We were also able to hand out free lead testing kits.

What We've Done

Objective 1: Increase awareness of local environmental concerns and resources

Strategies: Organize a series of three workshops about lead, water, and fishing; and create/ spread out a community resources mailer

Impact Area(s): Increasing awareness of local built environmental hazards and resources

Outcome/ Evaluation: Sixty residents participated for the lead, water, and fishing workshop series; and a community resources packet was created and then mailed to around 5,500 residential homes within Cranston

Partners: Childhood Lead Action Project, Save the Bay of RI

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Our Proud Backbone Agency
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Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) is proud to be the backbone agency for the Cranston Health Equity Zone. CCAP is one of Rhode Island’s largest organizations dedicated solely to fighting the war on poverty. We provide a wide spectrum of services and benefits that are designed to help those in immediate need and empower anyone desiring to become more self-sufficient.

For a full list of CCAP programs and services, please visit here.

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Main Office

1090 Cranston Street

Cranston, RI 02920

(401) 714 - 7004

Family Support Center

70 Gansett Avenue

Cranston, RI 02920

(401) 642- 7595

Staff not always in office. Please call ahead.

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The OneCranston Health Equity Zone is funded by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

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