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Support for Continuum of Care HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program 2017 Grant Application

Publication date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Topics: Youth Homelessness

 

Description of Position

Southern California Grantmakers strongly supports the Los Angeles Continuum of Care (LA CoC) HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) NOFA 2017 Grant Application. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is submitting this application with several other organizations as a singular application, and is the only collaborative submission from the Los Angeles region.

 

Background

Under this initiative, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the YHDP is intended to prevent and end youth homelessness by making $43 million available for 11 communities nationwide. On any given night in the LA CoC, 5,847 youth experience homelessness, 75% of whom are unsheltered. The LA CoC has led efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness in the region by:

  1. Establishing the Coordinated Entry System for Youth in all eight Los Angeles County service planning areas and expanding the number and type of access points to better identify and engage youth at-risk of or currently experiencing homelessness;
  2. Implementing a significant expansion of youth-specific housing and supportive services through increases in local funding; and,
  3. Coordinating and with critical stakeholder groups.

The LA CoC has been a lead partner in actively engaging an engaging group of stakeholders, aligning and leveraging resources, coordinating across systems of care, and utilizing innovative practices to more effectively prevent youth homelessness and respond to youth experiencing homelessness throughout the region. Towards this end, Southern California Grantmakers is proud to be the fiscal agent and private sector home of The Center for Strategic Public-Private Partnerships (the Center), which is coordinating with the LA CoC and committed to this important work moving forward.

 

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