Strategic Plan

FY 2019 – 2022

Coalition Description

Founded in 1988, the Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness (formerly Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless) is a 501 (c) 3 corporation that works statewide with individual and organizational members to pursue comprehensive and cooperative solutions to prevent and end homelessness. The Coalition plays a strategically vital leadership role in efforts to prevent and end homelessness in Rhode Island, including working closely with Rhode Island Housing to support the State’s Continuum of Care. Coalition programs and activities include: advocacy and policy work, Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) administration, Coordinated Placement, “Barrier Busting,” including operation of the Homeless Legal Clinic, research, training, policy analysis and advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels.

Guiding Principles

Safe and affordable housing is a basic human right
A persons worth is not determined by their housing status
Our work should be informed by lived experience and data

Mission

The Coalition works collaboratively to create and advance lasting solutions to prevent and end homelessness in Rhode Island.

Vision

We are a dynamic Coalition committed to ensuring that no Rhode Islander experiences homelessness.

Areas of Work

policy advocacy
policy advocacy
constituent engagement
constituent engagement
system transformation
system transformation
training & education
training & education