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Federal Policy Agenda: Housing for Homeless Street Youth
National Alliance to End Homelessness
Federal Policy Brief | September 3, 2009
Files: PDF | 165 KB | 4 pages
This policy brief outlines the Alliance's policy recommendations for ending homelessness for 50,000 street youth through the provision of supportive housing, rental assistance, and services for specific sub-populations of street youth.
By establishing a spectrum of housing models, public funds can be efficiently targeted to meet diverse levels of need for ongoing supportive services. The capacity to house 50,000 additional youth annually, through short‐term financial assistance, rental assistance, and supportive services, would substantially address youth homelessness. All youth housing programs would provide supportive services tied to positive youth development. This brief suggests that a matrix of housing opportunities to address youth homelessness might include:
The brief also includes a housing matrix that provides recommendations and information for numerous homeless youth typology targets.
Click here to download the full brief.