The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project (YHDP) is back for round 2!
To help end youth homelessness, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $43 million to 11 communities through its Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) – an initiative designed to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness in the United States.
These communities are:
- San Diego, CA
- Louisville, KY
- Boston, MA
- NW Minnesota (Rural)
- Nebraska (Rural)
- Northern New Mexico (Rural)
- Columbus, OH
- Nashville, TN
- Vermont (Rural)
- Washington (Rural)
- Snohomish, Washington
You can read more about the communities here.
What is the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project?
In early 2016, HUD created the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project (YHDP) to help communities nationwide develop sustainable solutions to end youth homelessness. Last year, 10 communities were chosen to participate in the first round of the project. Since the very beginning, our National Youth Forum on Homelessness has been directly involved in this initiative to make sure that each community meaningfully incorporates the voices and insights of youth with lived experience of homelessness.
Each community has four months to develop a plan addressing youth homelessness. By participating in YHDP, these communities have the opportunity to create innovative solutions that move the needle forward on youth homelessness.
Here’s how you can take action.
We give these communities major props for taking action on youth homelessness and can’t wait to see what they accomplish. Wondering where your state stands? Check out the State Index on Youth Homelessness to see what your state is doing to address the issue and tell your governor: “We can do better!”
Send a message to your governor with your state’s score and recommendations for improvement. Complete this form to look up your state score and we’ll generate a personalized email and tweet for you: