Safe, affordable housing is a fundamental human need, yet thousands of people across Rhode Island go without it.
Removed from the budget during the Finance Committee’s hearing last Friday, today’s House of Representatives floor agenda includes an amendment to restore the Pay for Success program, which could bring 125 permanent supportive housing vouchers and leverage nearly $3 million of federal match-funding to provide additional services for families experiencing chronic homelessness in Rhode Island.
Homelessness and housing insecurity disproportionately affect tenants who are disabled, seniors, families with children, of color, and low-income. A proud member of the HOMES RI Coalition, the Providence Human Relations Commission stands by including Pay For Success in the State’s 2020 budget as a critical step in combating the rising tide of chronic homelessness in Rhode Island. The Commission thanks the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless for their leadership on this key issue, and encourages residents to get involved by calling their representatives and attending the House of Representatives’ floor vote on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 2pm.