A New Funding Opportunity to Help Communities Prevent and End Youth Homelessness
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making $145 million in competitive funding available to communities committed to ending youth homelessness through the agency's Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP).
“Local leaders who are on the ground every day know what it takes to meet the needs of youth experiencing homelessness, and this funding will empower them to do so,” said HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge in the announcement.
The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program relies on recommendations and leadership from youth who have personally experienced homelessness. HUD has funded almost 300 projects in 44 communities across the country through YHDP.
This new funding will be awarded to as many as 50 communities–at least eight of them rural–with each receiving as much as $15 million.
The money will be used to build systems for:
- rapid re-housing,
- permanent supportive housing,
- transitional housing,
- innovative programs like host homes,
- youth-focused performance measurement, and
- coordinated entry systems.
The last day to apply is July 27. For more details, read the Notice of Opportunity.
If you need help:
- read the YHDP Frequently Asked Questions,
- view YHDP's resources,
- ask HUD staff a question (For application questions, select “e-snaps” in the “My question is related to” field.),
- visit USICH's page on Youth Homelessness for more resources, and
- contact your regional USICH coordinator.