HUD Awards $142 Million to Help End Youth Homelessness

09/15/2021 | 03:42pm
HUD No. 21-147
HUD Public Affairs
(202) 708-0685
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Wednesday
September 15, 2021

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,,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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U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development published this content on 15 September 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein. Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 15 September 2021 19:41:07 UTC.

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