Youth Count!

Youth Count! is an initiative to help develop strategies so that communities can better count and understand their homeless youth population. HUD is working in collaboration with Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, and the US Interagency Council on Homelessness in 9 sites to learn from their process how to better use their existing HUD Point-in-Time Count to better target and identify this population. Together with federal and local partners, HUD has developed resources that can be downloaded and accessed by clicking on “View Youth Count! Resources” below. Additionally, the National Alliance to End Homelessness has useful webinars about youth-inclusive point-in-time counts, which can be found by clicking on "View NAEH PIT Resources." This initiative is designed as an ongoing learning process, and so we hope to post new resources, tools and best practices, as our research continues and as more and more partners experiment with exciting innovations. HUD is also working with federal partners to improve the federal response to youth homelessness in a variety of ways, which you can learn more about by clicking on "View the SNAPS In Focus: Youth Homelessness."