Research on Youth Homelessness


Audio | February 21, 2008

With at least one million youth on the streets, in shelter, or doubled up on other people’s couches—and hundreds of thousands more leaving child welfare, juvenile justice, and the child mental health system—young people are experiencing homelessness across America. This audio conference featured a review of existing data and demographics on homeless youth and covered reports released earlier this year from the Congressional Research Service, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Government Accountability Office. Additionally, the call highlighted other research relevant to youth homelessness.

The featured speakers for this call are Rich Hooks Wayman, Senior Youth Program and Policy Analyst at the National Alliance to End Homelessness; Aracelis Gray, Senior Program Associate at The Finance Project; and Adrienne L. Fernandes, Analyst in Social Legislation in the Domestic Social Policy Division of Congressional Research Service.