TITLE 40
Human services

CHAPTER 40-17
Support of Homeless

SECTION 40-17-2


§ 40-17-2 Agency established.

(a) There is hereby created a permanent council to be called the "Interagency Council on Homelessness" consisting of eighteen (18) members and two (2) ex-officio members:

(1) One of whom shall be the chief of the office of housing and community development, or his or her designee, who shall chair the Interagency Council on Homelessness;

(2) One of whom shall be the director of the department of administration, or his or her designee;

(3) One of whom shall be the chair of the housing resources commission, or his or her designee;

(4) One of whom shall be the director of the department of human services, or his or her designee;

(5) One of whom shall be the director of the department of health, or his or her designee;

(6) One of whom shall be the director of the department of children, youth and families, or his or her designee;

(7) One of whom shall be the director of elderly affairs, or his or her designee;

(8) One of whom shall be the director of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals, or his or her designee;

(9) One of whom shall be director of the department of labor and training, or his or her designee;

(10) One of whom shall be the director of the department of corrections, or his or her designee;

(11) One of whom shall be the commissioner of the department of elementary or secondary education, or his or her designee;

(12) One of whom shall be the director of the Rhode Island housing and mortgage finance corporation, or his or her designee;

(13) One of whom shall be the director of emergency management agency, or his or her designee;

(14) One of whom shall be a representative from the Rhode Island office of veterans' affairs or his or her designee;

(15) One of whom shall be the public defender, or his or her designee;

(16) One of whom shall be the Medicaid director within the department of human services, or his or her designee;

(17) One of whom shall be the secretary of the executive office of health and human services, or his or her designee;

(18) One of whom shall be the Lieutenant Governor, or his or her designee;

(19) One of whom shall be an ex-officio member who shall be from the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center who specializes in health care for homeless veterans; and

(20) One of whom shall be an ex-officio member who shall be the chair, or his or her designee, of the Interagency Council on Homelessness Advisory Council as described in this chapter herein.

(b) Forthwith upon the effective date of this chapter, the members of the commission shall meet at the call of the chair and organize. Vacancies in the commission shall be filled in like manner as the original appointment.

(c) The department of administration is hereby directed to provide suitable quarters and staff for the commission.

(d) All departments and agencies of the state shall furnish such advice and information, documentary, and otherwise to the commission and its agents as is deemed necessary or desirable by the commission to facilitate the purposes of this chapter.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1987, ch. 278, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 348, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 359, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 176, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 216, § 1.)