YHDP Listening Sessions

On March 17 and March 24, 2016, HUD invited members of the public to participate in discussions to inform the development of the upcoming Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. Participants shared their experiences as part of their community's crisis response system, and how HUD might help strengthen their community's coordinated response to end youth homelessness.

511 members of the public from 47 states participated in the listening sessions and offered their advice from a variety of different perspectives. The following chart provides a snapshot of the types of organizations those participants represent:

Organization Type

Number of Participants

CoC Member- No

CoC Member- Yes

Early Childhood Education

1

1

0

Federal Government

16

16

0

Healthcare (Mental, Physical, Behavioral)

13

4

9

K-12 Education

23

10

13

Legal Services

2

2

0

Local Government

52

12

40

Nonprofit Homeless Housing or Services

256

35

221

Other

90

66

24

Out of School Time/Afterschool

4

2

2

Post-secondary Education

3

2

1

Public child welfare

8

4

4

Public Housing Authority

11

5

6

Software Development/
Data Management (e.g. HMIS)

3

0

3

State Government

29

24

5

Grand Total

511

183

328

The listening sessions included a verbal feedback component where participants responded over the phone, and a text feedback component where participants shared their thoughts via an electronic chat box.

March 24, 2016 Listening Session - Transcript and Chat Room Log

March 17, 2016 Listening Session - Transcript and Chat Room Log