USICH Report to Congress on How to Better Coordinate Federal Programs Serving Homeless Youth

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A newly published report to Congress shares the analysis behind federal efforts underway to end youth homelessness in 2020, while offering suggestions for future areas of focus. The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released its "USICH Report to Congress on How to Better Coordinate Federal Programs Serving Youth Experiencing Homelessness” (PDF, 2.68MB) in April to share what is known about youth homelessness and what steps federal, state, and community partners are taking to stop the problem in its tracks.

The report includes available information about the scope and scale of youth homelessness, some of the primary existing programs working with homeless youth, and current and proposed actions to further strengthen interagency efforts. Readers will also learn about potential opportunities for new federal investments. For example, supporting a study to capture the prevalence, needs, and characteristics of homeless youth will shed light on the problem’s magnitude while helping providers offer more effective interventions. Similarly, awarding Family Unification Program vouchers to Public Housing Authorities working with youth may help get more young people in safe, stable housing.

Read “USICH Report to Congress on How to Better Coordinate Federal Programs Serving Youth Experiencing Homelessness” (PDF, 2.68MB).

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