Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Resident Services Coordination Programs

Code: BH-6900

Housing authorities, housing developers or nonprofit organizations operating rental housing communities that offer the assistance of resident services coordinators to the families, older adults or people with disabilities who live there. Resident services coordinators assess the needs of tenants within the project; determine their eligibility for community services; identify affordable resources; link them with appropriate providers; educate residents regarding service availability, application procedures and client rights; and provide advocacy as needed. These programs may also establish volunteer support relationships with service organizations in the community; help residents build informal support networks with other residents, family and friends; provide training for residents in the obligations of tenancy; and educate residents regarding issues that will assist them to live as independently as possible.

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