HUD Awards $84 Million to Help End Youth Homelessness
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On October 24, 2022, Secretary Fudge announced the award of $83.7 million to 17 communities through the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). This funding will help the awarded communities build systems to end youth homelessness through a wide range of housing programs including rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and host homes. YHDP will also support youth-centered services, housing supports, youth-focused performance measurement and coordinated entry systems.
HUD continues to work closely with youth to develop and improve YHDP, relying upon recommendations provided directly from young people who have experienced homelessness. Additionally, HUD partnered with youth with lived experience to assess the applications that were submitted for funding consideration. Their assessment helped HUD ensure that applicants understood the needs and preferences of the young people they will serve. The Department also worked closely with its federal partners to help develop the program and review applications, including the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.
These 17 communities will join the 77 communities that were previously awarded YHDP designations across the country, a total investment of over $350 million in new grants to help youth experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. These 2-year grants are generally renewable annually under the Continuum of Care program, which represents an ongoing commitment to serving youth in need.
For additional information, visit the HUD.gov YHDP page.
FY 2021 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Selected Sites
|Balance of State Washington||WA||Yes||$5,290,560|
|Northeastern South Carolina||SC||Yes||$3,159,750|
|Balance of State Colorado||CO||Yes||$2,975,969|
|Orlando, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties||FL||No||$8,377,776|
|County of Santa Barbara||CA||No||$5,167,564|
|Balance of State Missouri||MO||Yes||$6,857,269|
|Balance of State Georgia*||GA||Yes||$11,699,223|
*FY 2019/FY 2020 additional selected community.
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