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HUD No. 21-147
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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
$2,447,820
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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