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Conducting a Youth Count: A Toolkit (Chapin Hall)

December 21, 2017

As You Ready Your Count, Don’t Forget These PIT Count Resources

November 08, 2019

…2020 Point in Time count is fast approaching. As a reminder, there are many handy tools and resources to help you organize and execute your count. Point-in-Time (PIT) Count Standards and Methodologies Training, from HUD, is a good refresher or 101 training for anyone new or returning to your PIT…

Voices of Youth Count Research-to-Impact Briefs (Chapin Hall)

March 20, 2019

Research-to-Impact Briefs include: Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America Missed Opportunities: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness in America Missed Opportunities: Pregnant and Parenting Youth Experiencing Homelessness in America Missed Opportunities: Counting Youth Experiencing Homelessness in America Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in Rural America Missed Opportunities: Youth Pathways Through Homelessness in America

Youth Count! Developing Strategies for Counting Unaccompanied Youth

October 11, 2012

The Youth Count! Initiative was developed per a recommendation from the framework for ending youth homelessness. Because the PIT counts are conducted in every community around the country, this presented an opportunity to test strategies to capture information on the numbers and characteristics of unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness. The goal…

Findings—and Limitations—of the 2021 Point-in-Time Count

February 08, 2022

…from the Point-in-Time (PIT) count, which surveys the number of people experiencing homelessness on a single night every January. The COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted the 2021 PIT count, which is one of several ways the federal government collects data on homelessness. As a result, this year’s data reflect a more…

Key Findings of 2020 Point-in-Time Count

July 02, 2021

…of Care conduct the count every year during the last week in January. These are HUD's key findings, as presented in the full report: On a single night in 2020, roughly 580,000 people were experiencing homelessness in the United States. Six in ten (61%) were staying in sheltered locations—emergency shelters…

Resource Roundup: Building Your System

March 14, 2019

…homelessness, family homelessness and youth homelessness will help you focus on the components of your system and how to measure their effectiveness. Our Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness: A Coordinated Community Response can help you understand the overall model for a strong system response. Our 10 Strategies to End Chronic…

HUD Reaffirms Commitment to Equal Access to Housing, Shelters, and Other Services Regardless of Gender Identity

April 23, 2021

…community-wide prevention of LGBTQ youth homelessness, and links to LGBTQ resources and research reports. We know that members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community are more likely to become homeless, and once homeless, more likely to endure discrimination and harassment that extends their homelessness. LGBTQ youth experiencing…

Resource Roundup: Identification and Engagement

May 08, 2019

…Promising Practices for Counting Youth Experiencing Homelessness in the Point-in-Time Counts highlights several strategies and efforts communities have implemented to better count youth experiencing homelessness. Collect information from hospitals, jails, schools, the child welfare system, hotlines and 2-1-1, and other community-based programs Interagency Data Disclosure: A Tip Sheet on Interagency…

Centering Youth of Color & LGBTQ Young People in Efforts to End Homelessness

February 12, 2018

…national survey on unaccompanied youth, showed that one in 10 young adults ages 18-25, and at least one in 30 adolescents ages 13-17, experience some form of homelessness over the course of a year. The results, from Chapin Hall’s Voices of Youth Count Initiative (VoYC), reinforce familiar points for providers…

Conducting a Youth Count: A Toolkit (Chapin Hall)

December 21, 2017

Voices of Youth Count Research-to-Impact Briefs (Chapin Hall)

March 20, 2019

Research-to-Impact Briefs include: Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America Missed Opportunities: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness in America Missed Opportunities: Pregnant and Parenting Youth Experiencing Homelessness in America Missed Opportunities: Counting Youth Experiencing Homelessness in America Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in Rural America Missed Opportunities: Youth Pathways Through Homelessness in America

Youth Count! Developing Strategies for Counting Unaccompanied Youth

October 11, 2012

The Youth Count! Initiative was developed per a recommendation from the framework for ending youth homelessness. Because the PIT counts are conducted in every community around the country, this presented an opportunity to test strategies to capture information on the numbers and characteristics of unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness. The goal…

Key Findings of 2020 Point-in-Time Count

July 02, 2021

…of Care conduct the count every year during the last week in January. These are HUD's key findings, as presented in the full report: On a single night in 2020, roughly 580,000 people were experiencing homelessness in the United States. Six in ten (61%) were staying in sheltered locations—emergency shelters…

As You Ready Your Count, Don’t Forget These PIT Count Resources

November 08, 2019

…2020 Point in Time count is fast approaching. As a reminder, there are many handy tools and resources to help you organize and execute your count. Point-in-Time (PIT) Count Standards and Methodologies Training, from HUD, is a good refresher or 101 training for anyone new or returning to your PIT…

Findings—and Limitations—of the 2021 Point-in-Time Count

February 08, 2022

…from the Point-in-Time (PIT) count, which surveys the number of people experiencing homelessness on a single night every January. The COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted the 2021 PIT count, which is one of several ways the federal government collects data on homelessness. As a result, this year’s data reflect a more…

Resource Roundup: Building Your System

March 14, 2019

…homelessness, family homelessness and youth homelessness will help you focus on the components of your system and how to measure their effectiveness. Our Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness: A Coordinated Community Response can help you understand the overall model for a strong system response. Our 10 Strategies to End Chronic…

HUD Reaffirms Commitment to Equal Access to Housing, Shelters, and Other Services Regardless of Gender Identity

April 23, 2021

…community-wide prevention of LGBTQ youth homelessness, and links to LGBTQ resources and research reports. We know that members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community are more likely to become homeless, and once homeless, more likely to endure discrimination and harassment that extends their homelessness. LGBTQ youth experiencing…

Resource Roundup: Identification and Engagement

May 08, 2019

…Promising Practices for Counting Youth Experiencing Homelessness in the Point-in-Time Counts highlights several strategies and efforts communities have implemented to better count youth experiencing homelessness. Collect information from hospitals, jails, schools, the child welfare system, hotlines and 2-1-1, and other community-based programs Interagency Data Disclosure: A Tip Sheet on Interagency…

Centering Youth of Color & LGBTQ Young People in Efforts to End Homelessness

February 12, 2018

…national survey on unaccompanied youth, showed that one in 10 young adults ages 18-25, and at least one in 30 adolescents ages 13-17, experience some form of homelessness over the course of a year. The results, from Chapin Hall’s Voices of Youth Count Initiative (VoYC), reinforce familiar points for providers…

National Estimates of Homelessness Largely Unchanged in 2018 Point-in-Time Count Data

December 17, 2018

…total of 36,361 unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness were counted. While this represents a 5.1% decline in youth counted compared to 2017, federal agencies will not be developing a trend analysis until 2019, when the unsheltered count is again required. There were also geographic variations and significant portions of the country…

You Should Give These USICH Resources from 2017 Another Look

January 08, 2018

…ending family homelessness and youth homelessness, along with answers to frequently asked questions about the youth criteria. (And don't forget the criteria and benchmark for ending chronic homelessness!) Using Homelessness and Housing Needs Data to Tailor and Drive Local Solutions provides an overview of some key data sources, describes what…

Understanding the Criteria and Benchmarks for Ending Youth Homelessness: Frequently Asked Questions, Part 1

April 20, 2017

…the National Network for Youth’s National Summit on Youth Homelessness. The Summit was held a month after we released the federal Criteria and Benchmarks for Achieving the Goal of Ending Youth Homelessness, and it provided a great opportunity to reflect on a couple of questions that we’ve heard from community…

Collaborating to End Homelessness for Victims of Domestic Violence in Wisconsin

October 27, 2017

…our most recent Point-In-Time count in January 2017 indicate that 34% of adults experiencing homelessness were domestic violence survivors, 24% had a persistent mental illness, and 14% had a substance use disorder. Every person has different strengths, barriers, and challenges. Yet there is one commonality shared by all people experiencing…