The CT Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Request for Proposals for YHDP projects was released on February 8th, 2018. This funding is part of approximately $6.5 million awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to the Connecticut Balance of State Continuum of Care (CT BOS CoC) to build a comprehensive response system and projects to meet the needs of youth and young adults who are experiencing homelessness. The YHDP Grant Management Team, a subcommittee of the Reaching Home Youth and Young Adult Homelessness Workgroup is seeking applications for the following projects:
- Crisis housing for young adults to provide a safe and friendly environment for young people to stay while helping them access services and gain access to permanent housing options.
- Youth navigators to help conduct CAN intake appointments and provide minimal case management.
- Rapid rehousing to rapidly house young people and connect them to the support they need.
Selected projects will be located within the CT BOS CoC geographic area and will be awarded a two-year term with potential future renewal through HUD’s CoC Notice of Funding Availability competitive process. HUD requires all YHDP applicants to contribute a 25% match on all budget items, except leasing.
Applications are due by 5 pm on March 30th and should be emailed to Carline Charmelus, Partnership for Strong Communities, at Carline@pschousing.org and Katie Durand, CT Department of Housing at Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Katie Durand via email with questions regarding the RFP.
Click here for more information on the effort to prevent and end youth homelessness in Connecticut and to access the CT YHDP application materials.