ProJo: Annual count shows fewer homeless Rhode Islanders

PAWTUCKET — A January count showed a drop in the number of homeless people in Rhode Island, but advocates say the survey doesn't tell the full story.

“Progress is certainly being made, but ultimately the Point in Time Count alone is an imperfect way to capture the full scope of homelessness in Rhode Island,” Caitlin Frumerie, executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, said in a press release.

Rhode Island's annual Point in Time Count taken Jan. 23 and released Thursday showed that on any given night 1,055 Rhode Islanders are homeless, down from 1,101 in the 2018 count, according to a coalition press release.

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