5.1 Helping Young Adults Pay for Rent


Conference Presentation | August 2, 2012

Files: Helping Young Adults Pay for Rent by Christy Saxton (PDF | 782 KB | 16 slides) Youth Counts: A Rapid Re-Housing Program by Tiana Brown (PDF | 202 KB | 12 slides)

Homeless young adults aged 18 to 24 have the advantage of being able to sign their own leases but often need help leasing an apartment and paying for rent until they are able to afford it independently. This workshop will examine scattered-site transitional housing programs and rapid re-housing models that help young adults rent their own apartments as well as connections with employment opportunities so young adults can stabilize long term.

The powerpoint presentations for this workshop are available for download above.


  • Tiana Brown, The Salvation Army, Delaware, OH
  • Christy Saxton, First Place for Youth, Oakland, CA
  • Todd Shenk, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC (Moderator)