Is HUD requiring applicants to submit a Coordinated Community Plan, or a strategic plan to end youth homelessness, at the time of application?
Date Published: March 2019
No. HUD does not require applicants to submit a Coordinated Community Plan, as described in Section I.A.1 of the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) NOFA, at the time of application. A central activity for the communities selected to participate in YHDP, after the completion of the NOFA application process, will be the development of a Coordinated Community Plan that serve as the community’s blueprint for preventing and ending youth homelessness. HUD will provide significant technical assistance to these selected communities to help develop their plans.
If a community has already developed a strategic plan to end youth homelessness at the time of application, or if it has included a youth plan as part of a larger strategic plan to end all homelessness, they will be able to provide additional details in their response to the application questions in Section V.A.1. However, HUD does not expect communities to have already developed a Coordinated Community Plan, or that most will have a comprehensive strategic plan to end youth homelessness, at the time of application.
Selected communities will have 4 months to submit a coordinated community plan, and up to 4 additional months to address comments from HUD.