PBN: Five Questions With: Karen Santilli
By Mary MacDonald- August 14, 2019 10:30 pm
Karen Santilli is the CEO and president of Crossroads Rhode Island, the state's largest nonprofit that works with homeless individuals and families.
On Thursday, along with two other human services partners, the organization will launch a campaign designed to find suitable housing for 38 families who are going to lose their vouchers for housing within the next 100 days.
Santilli spoke to the Providence Business News about the population experiencing homelessness in the state.
PBN: What is the homeless population of Rhode Island and how much of this is centered in Providence?
SANTILLI: Over the course of a year, on average, the number has been pretty steady, between 4,000 and 4,100 people will experience homelessness. We used to be able to ask for the ZIP code of their last residence. This is a couple of years old, but the last time we asked, 51% of people newly coming into homelessness were from Providence. So 49% were from the rest of the state.
Courtesy of Providence Business News