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Unsheltered data

The numbers displayed below represents the most current data in the state's Homeless Managment Information System, or HMIS. The HMIS database is used to collect, track and share demographic information on Rhode Islander's who experience homelessness, use our shelter system or are at risk of losing their housing. 

Unsheltered Homelessness Data

The numbers displayed below represent the most current data in the Rhode Island Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Management Information System, or HMIS. The HMIS is used to collect data related to demographic, program enrollment and service delivery for  Rhode Islander's who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Please keep in mind that some program utilization rates have been impacted by COVID-19.

*Please note the data displayed is pulled in real time from our database and may take a few moments to load.

The number displayed above is a count of how many mainstream shelter beds are in use. This does not reflect shelter beds or transitional housing beds that have been set aside for survivors of domestic violence to preserve their privacy. 

Although the map displayed here shows concentrations of people experiencing homelessness, the fact of the matter is people experience homelessness in nearly every city and town in RI. There are some locations for which we have limited data and many people migrate to regions located near services and transportation. 


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