Rhode Island Consolidated Plan 2015-2019 (Revised Final Draft 10/16/15)
Recognizing the importance of earned income for the homeless disabled population in permanent supportive housing, BHDDH is creating an Employment First program, which helps permanent supportive housing residents identify supportive companies and provide the necessary services to maintain a job.
The Employment First Program promotes community-based, integrated employment as the first option for employment services for individuals with disabilities.
The RI Continuum of Care has experienced low frequencies with regards to increasing earned income from entry to exit. Recognizing the importance of earned income for the disabled, BHDDH is creating an Employment First Program, adopted by the Office of Rehabilitation Services and the Rhode Island Department of Education. The policy will impact the populations housed in permanent supportive housing by identifying supportive companies and providing the necessary services to maintain a job.
State Policies & Initiatives:Policy
- Department of Rehabilitation Services
- Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Department of Education
- Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)