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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.