On September 7, 2016, three communities, Austin, Cleveland, and Los Angeles, will undertake a 100-Day Challenge to accelerate work to end youth homelessness in their cities.
The 100-Day Challenge is being organized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, A Way Home America, the Rapid Results Institute, and local leaders from these communities to inspire bold and creative ways to help young people find safe and stable housing. Austin, Cleveland, and Los Angeles were chosen to participate due to the innovative approaches currently underway to addressing youth homelessness in their cities.
You might be thinking, “100 days isn’t nearly enough to end youth homelessness!” That’s true. This is only one part of the Federal Government’s plan to end youth and family homelessness in America by 2020. The 100-day timeline is intentionally short in order to inspire urgency and act as a catalyst from which other communities can draw inspiration and lessons-learned. There is no time to lose.
We’re excited for these communities as they undertake this unique challenge, and can’t wait to see the results. Want to learn more? Frequently asked questions and answers about the 100-Day Challenge can be found here!