Advocates from across the country will meet with Members of Congress on Capitol Hill Day, July 28, 2016, and urge them to make ending homelessness a federal priority.
Overall, HUD estimates that funding for youth homelessness increased by 50% in this award cycle. Indeed, across all housing models, approximately twice as many unaccompanied youth will be served in HUD-funded projects as last year. And as I looked through the list of awards, I was able to calculate around $15 million in funding for youth RRH, and at leat $11 million of that is for new projects.
In early May the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced Tier 2 awards to local Continuums of Care (CoCs). Our analysis of the results suggests a lot more individuals, families, youth and survivors of domestic violence will receive rapid re-housing in the upcoming year, but more services are needed to support families than homeless programs can provide on their own.
Henry Jenkins writes about his experience with a mental health diagnosis and homelessness.
The goal of rapid re-housing case management is to help participants obtain and move into permanent housing, stabilize in housing, and get connected to services and supports if needed. Since rapid re-housing is a short-term intervention, the intent of case management is to assist a household in accessing and stabilizing long term in a housing unit. Case management should focus on helping participants navigate barriers to tenancy and build a support system by connecting them with people and programs in the community.