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Homelessness Acronyms / Glossaries

ADU - Accessory Dwelling Unit
AI - Analysis of Impediments (to fair housing)
AMI - Area Median Income
BNL - By-name list
CCP - Coordinated Community Plan - submitted to HUD
CES - Coordinated Entry System
According to Crossroads RI, “Coordinated Entry is a federal mandate that requires the state’s homeless service providers to integrate their efforts to achieve the following goals:

  • Make it easier for people to access services
  • Identify and prioritize services based on need
  • Make sure that people who need help the most, get help first


CHF - Consolidated Homeless Fund
CoC - Continuum of Care - in RI Housing, which manages the grant from HUD - Governance Charter 2022
Chronic Homelessness
ESG - Emergency Solution Grants
HMIS - Homeless Management Information System - HMIS FAQs - HMIS Policies and Procedures 2022
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
NOFO - Notice of Funding Opportunity
PYD Positive Youth Development
RFP - Request for proposal
RRP - Rapid ReHousiing
SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SHP - Supportive Housing Program
SOAR - SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery
SPC - Shelter Plus Care Program
SRO - Section 8 Single Room Occupancy Program
SSO - Supportive Services Only
TA - Technical Assistance
TH-RRP - Transitional Housing - Rapid ReHousing
TIC - Trauma Informed Care
USICH - US Interagency Council on Homelessness
UYC - Unaccompanied Youth Committee
YAB - Youth Action Board
YHDP - Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program
YYA - Youth & Young Adults (under 18) young adults 18-25 years


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