Rhode Island Permanent Supportive Housing Pay for Success

In 2017, Rhode Island was home to approximately 240 chronically homeless individuals, who were among the highest utilizers of expensive emergency services such as shelter, hospital, and jail beds. In an effort to better serve this population, the GPL is assisting multiple Rhode Island agencies in an effort to build a Pay for Success (PFS) permanent supportive housing project that will connect housing resources with critical wraparound support services. This project will target individuals who have experienced a pattern of homelessness and interactions with the criminal justice system with the goal of reducing costly emergency service utilization and increasing the well-being of this population.