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 definition of "literal homelessness" encompasses folks experiencing unsheltered homelessness, staying in emergency shelter and those living in transitional housing.
The pie chart above displays who is waiting for shelter and what their prior residence is. For example, the brown section labeled "doubled up" could refer to someone who is staying or living with friends. The green section labeled "outdoor" includes folks who are living in cars, tents or other outdoor spaces.
The increased number of folks experiencing homelessness combined with the limited number of shelter beds has resulted in some folks experiencing long wait times just to get into shelter.
The number above represents how many people are currently waiting for shelter who have been on the shelter queue previously. Some of the reasons why a person may be back on the shelter queue include: not getting into shelter the previous time they were on the queue, or going into shelter and exiting to a temporary destination and becoming homeless again.
Crisis Assessments are conducted and scored to determine acuity and the appropriate crisis intervention type for each household. It is important our staff from Coordinated Entry and all participating HMIS agencies are conducting Crisis Assessments to ensure folks are referred to the proper intervention.
For an acuity score from 0-4, we would hold a case conference. When an acuity score reaches 5+ a shelter referral would be supplied.