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Interagency Council on Homelessness

The Rhode Island Interagency Council on Homelessness (RI-ICH) was reactivated to examine the crisis of homelessness, to develop and implement strategies and programs for assuring a coordinated, effective response to reducing homelessness in Rhode Island.

ICH Coordinator
Michelle Brophy
(401) 455-0202

ICH Members (or designee)

  • Chief - Office of Housing and Community Development (ICH Chair)
  • Director - Department of Administration
  • Chair - Housing Resources Commission
  • Director - Department of Human Services
  • Director - Department of Health
  • Director - Department of Children, Youth and Families
  • Director - Elderly Affairs
  • Director - Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals
  • Director - Department of Labor and Training
  • Director - Department of Corrections
  • Commissioner - Department of Elementary or Secondary Education
  • Director - Rhode Island Housing
  • Director - RI Emergency Management Agency
  • Representative - RI Division/Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Public Defender
  • Medicaid Director (DHS)
  • Secretary - Executive Office of Health and Human Services
  • Chair - RI ICH Advisory Council (ex-officio)*

*The ICH Advisory Council will have equal representation of advocates, service providers, current and/or former members of the homeless community, as well as representatives specifically affiliated with youth homelessness to be appointed by the Governor. The Chair shall be elected by a majority of the members.

Note: 11-07 was signed to eliminate ambiguity between Executive Order and Statute (below)

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