RI’s 38 in 100 Family Housing Challenge is designed to provide a targeted solution for 38 families experiencing homelessness by connecting them to rental assistance vouchers and supportive services and then matching them to available units within the next 100 days.
What is the 38 in 100 Family Housing Challenge?
The Providence Housing Authority (PHA), Crossroads Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Continuum of Care (RICoC) and the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless were joined today by Senator Jack Reed to announce the launch of the “38 in 100 Family Housing Challenge”, an innovative collaboration designed to help find housing for families experiencing homelessness before their Mainstream Housing Vouchers expire around the end of the year.
The Providence Housing Authority (PHA), Crossroads Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless (RICH), and the Rhode Island Continuum of Care (RICoC) all individually work to house Rhode Islanders in need. Earlier this year, they had a unique opportunity to pool resources and maximize their reach. Leveraging federal Mainstream Housing Vouchers awarded to the PHA and a grant from a private foundation to Crossroads RI to provide services to families, and housing navigation and support from the RI Continuum of Care including the Coalition for the Homeless, families in need would be able to receive a rare and scarce opportunity to leave an unstable housing option and move into a new home. But that is in jeopardy. Vouchers must be utilized within so many days of the time they are awarded and with a large number of families receiving assistance in a short time-frame, the already competitive housing market just got even tighter.
Call to action
Partners hope to identify landlords across the state with vacant or soon-to-be vacant unit(s) to offer one of the 38 families awarded rental assistance. Landlords receive rental payments directly from the PHA (or other local housing authority) for some or all of the rent depending on the family’s situation. Units do not have to be in Providence to assist.
Every night there are 30 to 40 families in our state living in places not meant to be lived in or who are fleeing domestic violence. They have no safe place to go. Rhode Island doesn’t have enough shelter beds or housing options for them. This is an opportunity to put a roof over their heads and fill a vacant unit with a tenant. For landlords, its simple economics – help us now and get paid to fill your unit. Each tenant placed during this challenge will not only have rental assistance but they will also have social service supports in place to help them transition into their new home successfully.
Who are the partners?
Partners in this effort include:
- The Providence Housing Authority (PHA)- Founded in 1939, the PHA develops and maintains decent, safe and sanitary housing and addresses the economic and social needs of its residents. They operate 2,600 public housing units in Providence and administer more than 2,600 Section 8 vouchers, that allow low-income families to rent in the private market or project-based units throughout Providence. In total, the PHA serves of 12,000 Rhode Islanders with housing and social services.
- Crossroads Rhode Island – Currently celebrating their 125th anniversary, Crossroads Rhode Island is the leading provider of housing and services to the homeless in Rhode Island. Their mission is to help homeless or at-risk individuals and families secure stable homes. Those they serve achieve this by engaging in a range of services including housing, basic needs, shelter, case management, referrals and education and employment services.
- Rhode Island Continuum of Care (RICoC) – The RICoC serves as the state’s policy-making lead on issues related to ending homelessness and oversees administration of federal grant dollars locally to support this goal.
- Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless (RICH) – The Coalition works collaboratively to create and advance lasting solutions to prevent and end homelessness in Rhode Island.
More partners sign on every day to help recruit landlords and find available units as part of RI’s 38 in 100 Family Housing Challenge. Will you?
How to get involved
We are asking that interested property owners with available or soon-to-be available units contact Landlords@RIHomeless.org or 401-721-5685 ext.22. They can also visit the PHA’s Section 8 Page to learn more about the process of becoming an approved landlord for Rhode Island families in need.
Partners are also asking for assistance in spreading the word on social media using the hashtags: #38in100, #FamilyHousingChallenge, and #LandlordsWanted to help us find units for our families.Related: what does mp mean in peaky blinders, about my father’s plot to get home analysis, how to make your cubicle smell good, firefly restaurant owner, arthur sackler second wife, how to get to tempest keep from stormwind, spanish peaks apartments bozeman mt, paula johnson obituary, phillips county obituaries, bumpy johnson daughter elise death, why is elizabeth kendall’s neck bent, contigo health insurance wakemed, microsoft recruiter call after interview, can you eat eggs from a chicken with crd, apu graduate school acceptance rate,Related: san antonio all star game 2022 tickets, is vanessa james and morgan cipres married to each other, american airlines cargo laguardia airport address, bryan kestner net worth, pig hunting captions, keith richter obituary, eric henry fisher settlement, virtual job tryout quicken loans, full wordle word list, clothing donation bins cary, nc, tusimple interview process, ottolenghi chicken tagine, tanya holland phil surkis, who has played eve donovan on days of our lives, garfield county courthouse glenwood springs,Related: south carolina track and field recruiting standards, self care thesis statement, poulan pro service center, ncis gibbs’ rules printable list pdf, what wrong with the nazarene church, essex county, virginia genealogy, part time job salary in singapore, john mcmartin inspire, tom hardy ufc record, garmin drivesmart 65 cannot communicate with the update server, river lynne purple shampoo, openintro statistics 4th edition solutions quizlet, chase evan martsolf, los angeles female news anchors, what is hon hai precision on my network,Related: dog walking jobs staten island, coach trips to belfast titanic, small wedding venues rhode island, hotel mela times square email address, berkey water filter system, zara night pour homme ii fragrantica, best drywall anchor for tv mount, texas probate court forms, money talks the economist spotify, 100 gallon saltwater tank, fishpond thunderhead lumbar pack insert, hotels near stade de nice, jute drawstring bags bulk, branson holiday light tour, zara floral perfume discontinued,Related: decision making matrix cpi, willow leaf pantographs, atascocita breaking news, nylon swabs for covid testing, major beneficial properties table 5e, is a gleason score of 7 a death sentence, colgate basketball coach salary, man found dead in rutherglen, how reliable is yahoo finance, what rights do residents have with regard to food choices, saks fifth avenue wedding guest dresses, mtg strixhaven quiz, twin homes for rent in west fargo, nd, liz adams charleston house, yorkie puppies for sale in jackson, ms,Related: where are the ashes of the alamo defenders, salem village, columbus ohio crime, bill belichick son accident, pinion and spur gear calculator, city of hendersonville, tn property taxes, nadia cupcakes calories, mujer muere tras tener relaciones sexuales, lehigh valley railroad map, teardrop camper names, how do i tell what year my subaru engine is, allegany county, ny tax sale 2022, reagan high school teacher, what does mahalo piha mean in hawaiian, houses for rent in east palatka, fl, systematic planning and monitoring in entrepreneurship,Related: weber grill height extender, no recoil script apex legends, synxis pm launch, latin kings allies, prophecy of tsunami on east coast, sides for hungarian goulash, nichols college club hockey, escaping the madhouse leech treatment, the lodge vaccination centre runwell, armand’s pizza nutritional info, most expensive suburbs in sutherland shire, grissom high school football coaching staff, who is running for perrysburg city council, buckingham springs hoa fees, liverpool hospital gastroenterology,
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