Improving our National Estimate of Unaccompanied Youth Homelessness: the 2017 Point-In-Time Count

We need communities to help us develop a nuanced and improved understanding of youth homelessness in the United States.

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Connecting Youth with Family: Strategies for Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness

A new report from HHS and the Urban Institute identifies evidence-based family family interventions to address youth homelessness and key strategies to implement the common practices.

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Enhancing Access to Legal Services for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

To call attention to and address the unique legal issues impacting youth experiencing homelessness, the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and HHS’... Continue Reading →

Key Amendments to McKinney-Vento Act Take Effect October 1

October 1, 2016 marks the date when a number of new provisions to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act, take effect. These new... Continue Reading →

100-Day Challenge Furthers Our Understanding of How to End Youth Homelessness

Mary Owens provides reflections from the 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness kick-off meeting held in Austin, Texas, with the three participating communities: Austin, Cleveland, and Los... Continue Reading →

HUD Funding Opportunity Advances Implementation of Coordinated Community Response for Youth

Learn more about HUD's Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to competitively award $33 million for the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). The YHDP will provide up to 10... Continue Reading →

Voices of Youth Count Offers Model for Youth-Informed and Youth-Led Homelessness Count

Between June and August, 22 rural and urban communities around the country will conduct a street count and survey of homeless and runaway youth as part of the Voices of... Continue Reading →

Council Moves Forward on Developing Interagency Data Model on Youth Homelessness, Discusses Regional Engagement Strategies

On July 20, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness met for the second meeting of 2016. Here's an update of what was discussed.

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Check Out the Highlights, Register for Webinar on the FY 2016 Continuum of Care NOFA

Here are a few highlights on policy priorities from HUD's FY 2016 Continuum of Care Program Competition Notice of Funding Availability.

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White House Youth Policy Briefing Celebrates Progress, Explores Next Steps

USICH Deputy Director, Jasmine Hayes, and Executive Director, Matthew Doherty, reflect on the recent White House policy briefing on youth homelessness, the progress we have achieved, and the... Continue Reading →