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Rhode Island Continuum of Care (RICoC)

In 2009 the HEARTH Act (Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing) was passed by Congress and substantially changed homeless assistance policy.  The HEARTH Act requires, among other things, the development of a Continuum of Care governance structure to achieve substantive outcomes.
Rhode Island has a single Continuum of Care (RICoC) which guides the state’s homelessness programs and policies, as well as administers federal and state homeless funds. The continuum includes a broad range of state agencies, community partners, and individuals all working together to build a statewide system to prevent and end homelessness.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) established the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program to:
  • Promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness
  • Provide funding for efforts to quickly re-house individuals and families who are homeless, which minimizes the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness
  • Promote access to and effective use of mainstream programs
  • Optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness
The RICoC promotes the aforementioned HUD goals through a Coordinated Intake and Assessment process, utilizing a Housing First Model.

The RICoC consists of a Board of Directors, a membership group, and 6 standing committees (System Performance & Planning, Recipient Approval & Evaluation, Veterans, Families & Youth, Chronically Homeless/High Needs Individuals and HMIS).

HUD Listserves

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Homeless Assistance Programs

Emergency Solutions Grant

For more information contact Elizabeth Bioteau, CoC Planner/Program Manager at ebioteau@rihousing.com or 401-429-1478.

CoC current governance and funding priorities
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Board of Directors
  • Governance Charter
  • Statewide Coordinated Entry Procedure
  • Funding
    FY2017 Competition
  • FY2017 Competition Final Ranking
  • FY17 estimated GIW and FY17 reallocation plan
  • FY17 Local Competition Webinar Slides
  • Local CoC Competition Information
  • Ranking and Reallocation Policy FY2017
  • Ranking Criteria Renewal Project Scoring 2017
  • LOI new projects RICoC 2017
  • New Project Scoring
  • HUD's 2017 CoC Program NOFA

  • FY2016 Competition Final Ranking
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Click here to visit the Rhode Island Secretary of State's
    listing of open meeting minutes for agencies and towns in Rhode Island.

  • For CoC Recipients and Subrecipients
  • Standard Lease
  • Rent Calculation
  • Environmental Review
  • Housing Quality Standard
  • Rent Reasonableness
  • Utility Allowance
  • Financial
  • Accounting Policies and Procedures for Rhode Island Housing Subrecipients
  • Eligible Costs
  • Sharefile
  • HUD guidance on Procurement and Contracting
  • RICoC Recipient Toolkit

  • Program
  • Occupancy Agreement
  • CH Eligibility Verification
  • Sample Third-party Letters
  • Sample Policies and Procedures
  • Affiliated Sites

    Rhode Island Housing Help Center HHFRI Rhode Island Housing Online Homebuyer Education HousingSearchRI.org HousingWorksRI Fair Housing Rhode Island Equal Housing Opportunity