Housing Supply and Homelessness in Rhode Island. RI Foundation, April 2023.
Point in Time Count Methodology Guide, March 2015
Manuals: (the most recent I have found on the web)
Consolidated Homeless Fund Policies and Procedures Manual. Prepared by The Homelessness Section, The Office of Housing and Community Development, RI Department of Commerce and Economic Development. 2018(?). 62pp.
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Policies and Procedures - Sep 6, 2018. 36pp.
**A Holistic Approach to Affordable Housing, Richard Godfrey, Feb 1, 2022. Presented to the House Low and Moderate Income Housing Commission. Notes on this presentation. Letter from Richard Godfrey, Jan 28, 2022
RI Reports to HUD
CoC Homeless Populations and Subpopulations Reports - 2005 - 2002
$10,405,306 Total Award Amount
RI 2021 Annual Action Plan - does not appear to have been filled out. (?)
ADMINISTRATIVE PLAN FOR THE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM. Prepared for RI Housing by Nan McKay and Associates, copyright 2018, approved by the HA Board of Commissioners on April 16, 2020. 468pp.
Some questions about this, which may have reasonable answers:
- Why has the state paid for a report that is copyrighted and cannot be reprinted or distributed to any other person or entity other than the purchasing agency without KcKay & Associates consent? (This company has a nationwide specialty in housing vouchers, etc.)
- Why is it necessary to have a 468-page administrative plan? How complicated can this be?
This report includes only 2 agencies: RIHMFC and the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. It does not mention the Continuum of Care. RI Housing does get fees from HUD: "...loan servicing fees and Section 8 administrative fees received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ( HUD), including administrative fees that are paid by HUD to the Corporation under the Performance-Based Contract Administration (PBCA) contract for certain Section 8 projects throughout Rhode Island." p. 30. [RI Housing may be functioning as or like a fiscal agent for CoC - find out from RI Housing.]
[Note: Is this how it should work?: RI Housing is not really an agency working on homelessness. Its focus is on affordable housing, and thus consults with CoC and/or other service-providing organizations to determine the need for affordable housing and then provide the necessary units. It is not directly involved in dealing with people who are unhoused or are about to be evicted. When people need help with housing and reach out to RI Housing they should be connected to the Coordinated Entry System service providers, who can give personal attention to their situations.]
Housing Organizational Plan for the State of RI. Nov 2022 by Josh Saal
2022 Integrated Housing Report. Jan 2023, Josh Saal
[more to come]