There has been an unprecedented increase in collaboration both among federal agencies and between the government and locally driven efforts to ensure that youth homelessness is prevented whenever possible, and that unaccompanied youth who do experience homelessness are on a quick path to safe, stable, and permanent housing.
What’s Driving Progress
To expand our understanding of the most effective interventions, we are partnering with communities on the
- Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program
- Youth/Young Adults with Child Welfare Involvement At-Risk of Homelessness grants
- and aggressive 100-Day Challenge goals
Communities are also strengthening annual Point-in-Time (PIT) counts and other data collection efforts, and partnering with non-profit providers, schools, and researchers to improve our data and enhance our information about the scale and scope of unaccompanied youth homelessness.
What You Can Do
- Review Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness: A Coordinated Community Response to understand the framework for action.
- Read the Criteria and Benchmarks for Achieving the Goal of Ending Youth Homelessness to see what it takes to end youth homelessness in your community.
- Read the latest data about youth homelessness.