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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…

Who Accessed Shelter or Transitional Housing in 2016? HUD’s AHAR Part 2 Report Tells Us

December 18, 2017

…in 2007. For unaccompanied youth and people experiencing chronic homelessness, one-year estimates are not available from this data, so the AHAR Part 2 only summarizes the 2016 PIT data for these populations. HMIS-based estimates of people experiencing chronic homelessness are expected to be available for the 2018 AHAR, and future…

Strengthening Partnerships Between Education and Homelessness Services

May 03, 2018

…Research backs this up. Youth with less than a high school diploma or GED have a 346% higher risk of experiencing homelessness than youth with at least a high school degree. The unemployment rate for someone with less than a high school diploma is almost three times that of someone…

Setting the Course for the Work Ahead: Findings and Implications from Recent Reports and Data

January 03, 2017

…for Homeless Children and Youth) School Years 2012-13 to 2014-15 Worst Case Housing Needs 2015 Report to Congress The 2016 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count Data HUD released the 2016 PIT count data in November, based upon information gathered by communities across the country in January. Such data provides us with a…

USICH Visits Oklahoma to Meet With Tribal Leaders, State Officials, and Local Service Providers

August 31, 2022

…local service providers, and youth experiencing homelessness. They were joined during parts of the trip by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Candace Valenzuela and HUD Field Office Director Sharon Gordon-Ribeiro. “Homelessness is everyone’s concern—not a partisan issue—and Oklahoma City is working to collaborate across parties, governments, tribes, and…

Our Quick Analysis of HUD’s FY17 CoC Program Competition Registration Notice

April 18, 2017

…of domestic violence; unaccompanied youth, including pregnant or parenting youth; or individuals in early recovery from a substance use disorder who may desire more intensive supports. The joint component project is particularly well-suited for addressing the housing needs of survivors of domestic violence and their families who have higher safety…

Remarks from Matthew Doherty on HUD’s Award of $2 Billion to Continuums of Care Across the United States

January 11, 2018

…with disabilities, and to youth and adults struggling with homelessness on their own. And Housing First practices also connect people as quickly as possible back to our neighborhoods and communities, and connect them to opportunities, like schools, employment, faith institutions, and services and supports they may need. The Continuum of…

Who Accessed Shelter or Transitional Housing in 2016? HUD’s AHAR Part 2 Report Tells Us

December 18, 2017

…in 2007. For unaccompanied youth and people experiencing chronic homelessness, one-year estimates are not available from this data, so the AHAR Part 2 only summarizes the 2016 PIT data for these populations. HMIS-based estimates of people experiencing chronic homelessness are expected to be available for the 2018 AHAR, and future…

Strengthening Partnerships Between Education and Homelessness Services

May 03, 2018

…Research backs this up. Youth with less than a high school diploma or GED have a 346% higher risk of experiencing homelessness than youth with at least a high school degree. The unemployment rate for someone with less than a high school diploma is almost three times that of someone…

Setting the Course for the Work Ahead: Findings and Implications from Recent Reports and Data

January 03, 2017

…for Homeless Children and Youth) School Years 2012-13 to 2014-15 Worst Case Housing Needs 2015 Report to Congress The 2016 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count Data HUD released the 2016 PIT count data in November, based upon information gathered by communities across the country in January. Such data provides us with a…

USICH Visits Oklahoma to Meet With Tribal Leaders, State Officials, and Local Service Providers

August 31, 2022

…local service providers, and youth experiencing homelessness. They were joined during parts of the trip by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Candace Valenzuela and HUD Field Office Director Sharon Gordon-Ribeiro. “Homelessness is everyone’s concern—not a partisan issue—and Oklahoma City is working to collaborate across parties, governments, tribes, and…

Our Quick Analysis of HUD’s FY17 CoC Program Competition Registration Notice

April 18, 2017

…of domestic violence; unaccompanied youth, including pregnant or parenting youth; or individuals in early recovery from a substance use disorder who may desire more intensive supports. The joint component project is particularly well-suited for addressing the housing needs of survivors of domestic violence and their families who have higher safety…

Remarks from Matthew Doherty on HUD’s Award of $2 Billion to Continuums of Care Across the United States

January 11, 2018

…with disabilities, and to youth and adults struggling with homelessness on their own. And Housing First practices also connect people as quickly as possible back to our neighborhoods and communities, and connect them to opportunities, like schools, employment, faith institutions, and services and supports they may need. The Continuum of…

2017 Point-in-Time Estimates Show Significant Geographical Variations in Our Progress Toward Ending Homelessness

December 07, 2017

…an estimated 40,799 unaccompanied youth under the age of 25 experiencing homelessness. This number will serve as the baseline for assessing progress on youth homelessness within the PIT counts in the years ahead. Regional Variations There is a great deal of local and regional variation in the data this year,…

Forging Strong Public-Private Partnerships to End Homelessness

May 01, 2017

…and end homelessness among youth and young adults. Led by the YWCA Greater Cleveland as the backbone organization, the partnership is governed by a steering committee consisting of a nonprofit, the county department of Health and Human Services, and private foundations. In 2016, A Place 4 Me participated in the…