As selected Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Communities are creating and implementing their Coordinated Community Plans, there are many lessons learned and resources developed that are helpful to all communities as they work on preventing and ending homelessness among youth.
This guide supports communities in advising Youth and Young Adults (YYA) about overnight travel as part of their work on a Youth Action Board and other work-related travel. Best practices, important considerations, and anecdotal lessons learned are included.
As the YHDP Communities are learning through their work, it is important to share those lessons with all communities. This page contains the lessons learned throughout the YHDP planning and implementation process.
In November 2018 HUD and True Colors Fund hosted a webinar for communities to learn about creating authentic and meaningful partnerships with youth who have experienced housing instability or homelessness.
A central requirement of the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) is that each selected community develops a coordinated community plan (CCP) to prevent and end youth homelessness. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designed YHDP to allow for up to 6 months of initial planning together with a significant level of direct HUD technical assistance followed by up to 6 months of additional time for HUD feedback and plan edits by the community. The planning process is expected to lay the ground work for implementation and provide a framework for the various projects that the Continuum of Care (CoC) Collaborative Applicant will request HUD to fund within the selected community. All of YHDP Round 1 Communities had their CCPs approved by HUD by the due date of January 13, 2018. The most recent versions of the CCPs are included below.
Note that communities may update their CCPs at any time during the demonstration. They are required to revise the CCP if they change project models or funding allocations. If a community revises their CCP, the revised version will be posted here and a notation will be made if the CCP is a revised version.
All CCPs listed below were posted on April 6, 2018.
All CCPs listed below were posted on April 15, 2019.
All CCPs listed below were posted on December 1, 2020.
100-Day Challenges are part of HUD’s national toolkit to identify and execute innovative practices to end youth and young adult homelessness. Since July 2017, multiple cohorts of communities have engaged in challenges to accelerate efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness through intense collaboration, innovation, and execution of ambitious local goals.
The purpose of the 100-Day Challenge is to help catalyze community action to establish bold, creative, and innovative ways to help youth experiencing homelessness find stable housing. Read each community’s summary and case study reports below.