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FY 2018 (Round 3) Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program Community Selection Announcement

August 29, 2019 Print ShareThis

To help end youth homelessness, HUD is awarding $75 million to 23 local communities, including eight rural communities through its Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). This program supports a wide range of housing programs including rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and other innovative housing models such as host homes.

HUD developed the YHDP in close collaboration with young people who have experienced homelessness and other federal agencies. Young people who have experienced homelessness had a direct impact on the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and in the application review process. This has helped to ensure that the program, which is in its third year of funding, meets the needs of young people currently experiencing homelessness. HUD also worked closely with its federal partners to help develop the program and review applications, including the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Education (DOE), and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH).

The selected 23 communities will collaborate with a broad array of partners including a Youth Action Board (YAB) and the local or state Public Child Welfare Agency (PWCA).  These communities will develop a coordinated community plan to prevent and end youth homelessness and will fund projects that are consistent with this plan. They will also participate in a program evaluation to inform the federal effort to prevent and end youth homelessness going forward and will serve as leaders in the nation on the work to end homelessness among young people.

HUD is awarding grants to the following communities who highlighted numerous successes in their applications, including robust Youth Action Boards, youth-specific coordinated entry processes, and collaboration between the Continuum of Care (CoC) and vital youth stakeholders including PCWAs, schools, law enforcement, and behavioral health:

Continuum of Care Grant Award
Alaska Balance of State (rural) $1.65 million
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania $3.49 million
Baltimore, Maryland $3.70 million
Clackamas County, Oregon $1.78 million
Cook County, Illinois $6.08 million
Des Moines, Iowa $1.87 million
Erie and Niagara Falls Counties, New York $3.59 million
Fairfield County, Connecticut $3.01 million
Franklin County, Massachusetts (rural) $1.96 million
Gulf Coast, Mississippi (rural) $2.05 million
Honolulu, Hawaii $3.8 million
Indianapolis, Indiana $3.88 million
Northeast Wyoming (rural) $1.08 million
Ohio Balance of State (rural) $1.47 million
Palm Beach County, Florida $4.92 million
Prince George’s County, Maryland $3.48 million
San Antonio/Bexar County, Texas $6.88 million
Springfield, Massachusetts $2.43 million
State of Maine (rural) $3.35 million
State of Montana (rural) $3.43 million
Tucson, Arizona $4.56 million
Waco County, Texas (rural) $2.23 million
Washington, D.C. $4.28 million
Tags: CoC YHDP