Rhode Island Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2018, Rhode Island had an estimated 1101 experiencing homelessness on any given day, as reported by Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Of that Total, 121 were family households, 103 were Veterans, 39 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 264 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.

Public school data reported to the U.S. Department of Education during the 2016-2017 school year shows that an estimated 1049 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 14 students were unsheltered, 259 were in shelters, 104 were inhotels/motels, and 672 were doubled up.

Use our map to compare Rhode Island homeless statistics with other states and filter statistics by the data source. You can also find contact information for each state under the map.

If you are experiencing homelessness, please contact the Continuum of Care in your local area for assistance.

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Homelessness Statistics for Rhode Island

  • Total Homeless Population

    1101

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    121

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    103

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    264

  • Unaccompanied Young Adults (Aged 18-24) Experiencing Homelessness

    39

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

    1049

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

    35

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

    14

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

    259

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

    104

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

    672

Contact Info on Homelessness for Rhode Island

USICH Contact - Regional Coordinator

Robert Pulster

(202) 754-1584

State Interagency Council

Karen Flora

(401) 222-5778

State Homeless Education Coordinator
Housing and Urban Development Contacts