How is HUD defining a “rural” community when considering the eight rural communities that will be selected to participate in the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP)? How can I find out if my community will be considered a rural community?
Date Published: March 2019
YHDP applications will be considered rural if:
Communities applying for the YHDP NOFA must choose a Target Community Area- this area can be an entire CoC or part of a CoC. Applicants that are applying for the YHDP as an entire CoC should consult the List of Rural CoCs for 2018 YHDP NOFA to determine if their CoC is considered rural for the purposes of this YHDP NOFA. If the Target Community Area, in the application, covers an area smaller than an entire CoC geography, please use the rural calculator to determine if the area covered in the application is considered rural.
Collaborative applicants representing communities that meet the above definition must indicate in their application that they are requesting participation as a rural community. The Congressional districts entered into the SF-424 attached to the application must confirm that the community represented by the application meets the rural definition.