Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) is an exciting new initiative designed to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness. The goal of the YHDP is to support selected communities, including rural, suburban, and urban areas across the United States, in the development and implementation of a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness. Additionally, HUD is committed to sharing that experience of YHDP communities and mobilizing communities around the country toward the same end.

FY 2021 NOFO

The FY 2021 YHDP Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Round 6 was published on March 24, 2022. The due date was June 28, 2022.

View FY 2021 YHDP NOFO Resources

Overview of Past Funding Rounds

The YHDP Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) application process is designed to identify the communities that HUD will select to participate in YHDP. It is not designed to identify and assess specific projects for funding. The project application process will occur after HUD has announced the selected communities.

YHDP funding is awarded in rounds that align with a specific Fiscal Year (FY).

Funding Round and Fiscal Year Community Selection Status Project Application Status
FY 2021 YHDP Round 6 funding Completed Not Yet Open
FY 2019 and FY 2020 YHDP Rounds 4 and 5 funding Completed Completed
FY 2018 YHDP Round 3 funding Completed Completed
FY 2017 YHDP Round 2 funding Completed Completed
FY 2016 YHDP Round 1 funding Completed Completed

Youth Homelessness Resources

The Youth Homelessness page has an array of resources to help communities and providers implement youth programs in your community, including:

Youth Homelessness Resources

Special SNAPS Topic Pages

Frequently Asked Questions

Browse the searchable database of FAQs:


Policy Questions

Using the Ask A Question (AAQ) portal, select “CoC” in the “My question is related to” field on step two of the submission process:

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Application Questions


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Featured Resources

Youth Collaboration 102 and 201 Roadmaps

Take a deeper dive into topics related to youth collaboration, such as funding, equity, and Youth Action Board governance.

Youth Collaboration 102 Roadmap Screenshot

Youth Collaboration 201 Roadmap Screenshot

Emerging Practices in Supportive Service Only Projects

Learn how YHDP has created an opportunity for communities to develop new Supportive Service Only (SSO) projects dedicated to meeting the needs of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness.

The Magic at the Table: Building Your Youth Planning Team

Learn how to assemble a team to lead an inclusive and far-reaching planning process.

Youth Action Board (YAB) Pathways to Leadership

Read community spotlights to learn how to establish effective youth collaboration in local communities.