Collaboratively with communities across America, USICH and our federal partners developed a national vision for what it means to end homelessness, ensuring it is rare, brief, and non-recurring. The Criteria and Benchmarks for Achieving the Goal of Ending Youth Homelessness ensure all communities are working toward that goal.
To develop the criteria and benchmarks, USICH and federal partners sought input and guidance from key stakeholders, including local service providers, Continuums of Care, national partner organizations, advocates, and youth with lived experiences of homelessness. We will continue to review and evaluate their effectiveness over time.
This document was originally released in January 2017 and revised in February 2018.