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HUD AWARDS $142 MILLION TO HELP END YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $142 million to build systems to end youth homelessness in 33 local communities, including 11 rural communities.

HUD AWARDS $142 MILLION TO HELP END YOUTH HOMELESSNESS

Grants to support innovative housing programs in 33 communities
 
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $142 million to build systems to end youth homelessness in 33 local communities, including 11 rural communities.  HUD's Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) will support a wide range of housing programs including rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and host homes.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated nearly every crisis in our society, including the crisis of youth homelessness,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Our society is judged by how we treat the most vulnerable among us. We have a responsibility in our nation to care for all our children and with this funding, HUD is taking steps to make sure that every child under our care has a safe place to call home.”

The Department continues to work closely with youth to develop and improve YHDP, relying upon the recommendations provided directly from young people who had experienced homelessness.  Additionally, HUD partnered with youth with lived experience to assess the nearly 100 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 Departments of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.

YHDP recipients will use this to address youth homelessness that is specifically tailored to their needs, including funding for housing units, wrap-around services and housing support. YHDP will also support youth-focused performance measurement and coordinated entry systems.  Over the next several months, selected communities will work with their youth advisory boards, child welfare agencies, and other community partners to create a comprehensive community plan to end youth homelessness.  The awarded communities 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 where local applicants expressed their own vision for ending youth homelessness:
 
FY 2019 and 2020 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP)
Selected Sites
 
 
Community   State   Rural   Total Award  
Wisconsin Balance of State CoC   WI   Yes   $6,883,610  
Eastern Pennsylvania CoC   PA   Yes   $7,122,756  
South Dakota Statewide CoC   SD   Yes   $2,794,581  
Wheeling, Weirton Area CoC   WV   Yes   $1,216,656  
Virginia Balance of State CoC   VA   Yes   $1,555,351  
Chattanooga/Southeast Tennessee CoC   TN   Yes   $2,118,184  
Salinas/Monterey, San Benito Counties CoC   CA   Yes   $5,283,160  
Ithaca/Tompkins County CoC   NY   Yes   $1,897,005  
Eugene, Springfield/Lane County CoC   OR   No   $3,317,936  
Massachusetts Balance of State CoC   MA   No   $5,551,595  
Detroit CoC   MI   No   $5,160,561  
Spokane City & County CoC   WA   No   $2,551,429  
Lincoln CoC   NE   No   $2,088,427  
Memphis/Shelby County CoC   TN   No   $3,444,180  
Rhode Island Statewide CoC   RI   No   $3,243,754  
Oklahoma City CoC   OK   No   $2,783,779  
Los Angeles City & County CoC   CA   No   $15,000,000  
Poughkeepsie/Dutchess County CoC   NY   No   $1,373,335  
Manchester CoC   NH   No   $1,203,458  
Minneapolis/Hennepin County CoC   MN   No   $3,464,687  
Atlanta CoC   GA   No   $2,253,686  
New York City CoC   NY   No   $15,000,000  
Salem/Marion, Polk Counties CoC   OR   No   $3,691,542  
Dayton, Kettering/Montgomery County CoC   OH   No   $1,765,797  
Houston, Pasadena, Conroe/Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery Counties CoC   TX   No   $10,077,535  
Madison/Dane County CoC   WI   No   $2,447,820  
San Jose/Santa Clara City & County CoC   CA   No   $10,185,636  
Fort Worth, Arlington/Tarrant County CoC   TX   No   $4,083,355  
Oakland, Berkeley/Alameda County CoC   CA   No   $6,573,979  
New Hampshire Balance of State CoC   NH   Yes   $2,209,513  
North Dakota Statewide CoC   ND   Yes   $1,975,377  
Charlotte County CoC   FL   No   $1,130,108  
West Virginia Balance of State CoC   WV   Yes   $2,564,172  
 
 

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