Some Rhode Islanders don't have safe places
to stay and keep their stuff.
Prevent and end homelessness in Rhode Island
Make it rare ~ brief ~ nonrecurring
This is a work in progress, a research guide to homelessness in RI. It originally contained what I have found on the internet so far (beginning in December 2022). In August 2023 I am updating the information presented here. I am approaching this from the perspective of a reference librarian.
NOTE: I began sharing this with the community January 2, 2023. As I continue to develop the guide and people send me relevant information to incorporate, I am making a list of updates.
This guide is intended to encourage effective collaboration among all concerned Rhode Islanders so everyone in RI has adequate housing. Questions need raising: there do seem to be some dropped balls rolling around. Let's all do our best to see what the current situation really is, how it got to be this way, and what we all can do collaboratively to make homelessness in RI rare, brief, and nonrecurring.
- Who needs help finding adequate housing and why?
- What is the context of the issue?
- What is the current state of affairs?
- What organizations do something about homelessness?
- US Interagency Council on Homelessness
- RI Interagency Council on Homelessness
- State Homelessness Council and CoC Board
- How did things get to be this way? - Timeline
- What obstacles are in the way of solving this issue?
- How achieve the goal? Approaches to Ending Homelessness