Category: Youth

Time for Change: Findings from the SPARC Study on Race and Homelessness

This guest post was written by Jeffrey Olivet and Marc Dones, lead authors of Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities Phase One Report. In recent years, an increasingly urgent dialogue has emerged around race and equity in America. But that dialogue has generally overlooked one of the most visible manifestations of racial inequity: homelessness. Homelessness is not colorblind. People […]

Homelessness and Incarceration Are Intimately Linked. New Federal Funding is Available to Reduce the Harm of Both.

Homelessness is intimately linked with the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Almost 50,000 people a year enter homeless shelters immediately after exiting incarceration. And people returning from jail or prison face barriers to finding stable housing and employment due to legal restrictions and discrimination against those with criminal records. People experiencing homelessness can also get […]

Applications for the FY 2017 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program Are Now Open: Here’s How to Apply

We’re so excited that U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released the much-anticipated Notice of Funding Announcement (NOFA) for the FY 2017 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP)! The purpose of the YHDP is to promote “comprehensive systems of care” to address youth homelessness, rather than relying on “individual or unconnected projects.” That […]

Part II: Why Every Community Should Apply for the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (even if they don’t intend to submit)

Written by guest blogger, Matthew Aronson. This is the second in a two-part series, exploring the upcoming Notice of Funding Availability for the FY 2017 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. Part 1 can be found here. If asked when an agency will make an unpublished grant notice public, federal officials often respond with a hopeful “soon,” “imminently,” […]

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