HUD: $142 Million Awarded to Help End Youth Homelessness

Grants to support innovative housing programs in 33 communities

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

CommunityStateRuralTotal Award
Wisconsin Balance of State CoCWIYes$6,883,610
Eastern Pennsylvania CoCPAYes$7,122,756
South Dakota Statewide CoCSDYes$2,794,581
Wheeling, Weirton Area CoCWVYes$1,216,656
Virginia Balance of State CoCVAYes$1,555,351
Chattanooga/Southeast Tennessee CoCTNYes$2,118,184
Salinas/Monterey, San Benito Counties CoCCAYes$5,283,160
Ithaca/Tompkins County CoCNYYes$1,897,005
Eugene, Springfield/Lane County CoCORNo$3,317,936
Massachusetts Balance of State CoCMANo$5,551,595
Detroit CoCMINo$5,160,561
Spokane City & County CoCWANo$2,551,429
Lincoln CoCNENo$2,088,427
Memphis/Shelby County CoCTNNo$3,444,180
Rhode Island Statewide CoCRINo$3,243,754
Oklahoma City CoCOKNo$2,783,779
Los Angeles City & County CoCCANo$15,000,000
Poughkeepsie/Dutchess County CoCNYNo$1,373,335
Manchester CoCNHNo$1,203,458
Minneapolis/Hennepin County CoCMNNo$3,464,687
Atlanta CoCGANo$2,253,686
New York City CoCNYNo$15,000,000
Salem/Marion, Polk Counties CoCORNo$3,691,542
Dayton, Kettering/Montgomery County CoCOHNo$1,765,797
Houston, Pasadena, Conroe/Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery Counties CoCTXNo$10,077,535
Madison/Dane County CoCWINo$2,447,820
San Jose/Santa Clara City & County CoCCANo$10,185,636
Fort Worth, Arlington/Tarrant County CoCTXNo$4,083,355
Oakland, Berkeley/Alameda County CoCCANo$6,573,979
New Hampshire Balance of State CoCNHYes$2,209,513
North Dakota Statewide CoCNDYes$1,975,377
Charlotte County CoCFLNo$1,130,108
West Virginia Balance of State CoCWVYes$2,564,172

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