Youth homelessness has a range of challenges and pilots that are catalyzing communities to collaborate across systems, as well as with young people experiencing homelessness. Learn more about each of these initiatives and what communities have been involved.
HUD, its federal partners, and youth with lived experience of homelessness designed the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) to drastically reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness, including unaccompanied, pregnant and parenting youth. Over three years, 44 communities have received funding and support to develop, implement, evaluate, and continuously improve a coordinated community response to prevent and end youth homelessness.
100-Day Challenges are an onramp to the A Way Home America movement to prevent and end homelessness among youth and young adults in the United States. Rapid Results Institute has partnered with the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development and HomeBase to launch 100-Day Challenges with communities across the country. So far, 35 communities, mapped below, have accepted the 100-Day Challenge to prevent and end youth homelessness.
Over a two-year period, the A Way Home America Grand Challenge will help ten (10) communities in the United States end homelessness for LGBTQ+ youth and youth of color, setting the path to ending homelessness for all youth. The Grand Challenge is a problem-solving initiative grounded in several critical approaches: youth collaboration, LGBTQ+ and racial equity, and quality improvement. The Grand Challenge builds on strategies which have already resulted in significant reductions in veteran and chronic homelessness throughout the United States.
The AWHA Youth Homelessness Initiatives interactive map aims to provide a comprehensive view of the innovative work being done to #EndYouthHomelessness across the country using a coordinated community approach. This map specifically highlights organizations, initiatives, and coalitions either advancing a coordinated community response to youth and young adult homelessness, bringing multiple agencies, programs, or systems together to solve the problem, or which are advancing new and innovative solutions. For more the complete list in your community, check out the interactive map.