Research on Youth Homelessness

December 13, 2007

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 will feature a review of existing data and demographics on homeless youth and we will cover 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 will highlight other research relevant to youth homelessness. While there is a constant need for more focused research on youth homelessness and for improved data collection to inform and influence practice, on this Leadership to End Homelessness Audio Conference we will share current research with callers.

The Leadership to End Homelessness Audio Conference Series is a monthly series of national conference calls focusing on the leading strategies that states, local jurisdictions and nonprofit organizations have employed to end homelessness. The series is presented by the Council of State Community Development Agencies, the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the National Council of State Housing Agencies, the National League of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.