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How should two-parent parenting youth households be reported in the PIT count when the parents fit more than one of the following age ranges: under 18, 18-24, and over 24?

Date Published: January 2019

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It is likely that CoCs will encounter two-parent parenting youth (PY) households in which the parents fit into different PIT count age ranges. In general, CoCs should count the household based on the older parent’s age, as this tends to determine how such households access and utilize services.

CoCs can use the following table to determine how to categorize and report those households, based on the age breakdown of each parent.

First, use the table below to identify which set of guidance to follow, based on the age of parent #1 (rows) and parent #2 (columns). Then, follow that letter’s guidance, as specified in the list that follows.

 

AGE OF PARENT #2

 

Under 18

18-24

Over 24

AGE OF PARENT #1

Under 18

Whole household reported in PY under 18

A

B

18-24

A

Whole household reported in PY aged 18-24

C

Over 24

B

C

Not a PY household; do not include in PY table

Keep in mind that while the children technically fit both categories, they should not be reported in both categories. If they were, they would be double-counted, which would cause an error on the PIT count data totals. They should be included as children of the older parent (aged 18-24), since that parent is the one who put them in the "HHs with at least 1 adult and 1 child" category. Please remember to insert a note into the HDX to explain this household’s breakdown if a warning pops up in the HDX related to any of these fields.

  1. For PY households with 2 parents where 1 parent is under 18 and 1 parent is between 18-24:

    Ensure that the household members are included in the following tables, based on their location (ES, TH, SH, or unsheltered) on the night of the PIT count.

    • In the “All Homeless Populations” tab: The household should be reported in the “households with at least 1 adult and 1 child” category, since one parent is over 18.

    • In the “Youth Populations” tab and “Parenting Youth” table: The household members should be counted as follows:

      • Parenting Youth (18-24): 1
        Children of Parenting Youth aged 18-24: (include all children in the household under the older parent)

      • Parenting Youth (under 18): 1
        Children of Parenting Youth under 18: 0

  2. For PY households with 2 parents where 1 parent is under 18 and 1 parent is over 24:

    Ensure that the household members are included in the following tables, based on their location (ES, TH, SH, or unsheltered) on the night of the PIT count.

    • In the “All Homeless Populations” tab: The household should be reported in the “households with at least 1 adult and 1 child” category, since one parent is over 18.

    • Since one parent is over 24, this household should not be included in the “Youth Populations” tab or “Parenting Youth” table. That is, neither the parent under 18 nor their children should be reported in the “Parenting Youth” table.

  3. For PY households with 2 parents where 1 parent is 18-24 and 1 parent is over 24:

    • In the “All Homeless Populations” tab: The household should be reported in the “households with at least 1 adult and 1 child” category.

    • Since one parent is over 24, this household should NOT be included in the “Youth Populations” tab or “Parenting Youth” table. That is, neither the parent 18-24 nor their children should be reported in the “Parenting Youth” table.


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FAQ ID:

3470