Thanks to the leadership of innovative youth RRH providers and the advocacy of young people themselves, communities are embracing Housing First and rapid re-housing (RRH) to end youth homelessness. Since 2014, federal funding for youth RRH has increased by a factor of 20.
This increase demonstrates that RRH, once missing from the national response to youth homelessness, is working for young adults.
RRH is not the only resource youth need, but it is an important and growing component of a coordinated community response to youth homelessness. Efforts to end youth homelessness should focus on getting young people off the street and back into permanent housing with youth-driven supports as quickly as possible.