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HUD Releases NOFA for Homeless Youth Research

3 June 2020

The HUD Voices of Youth Count (VoYC) Study published in 2019 identified patterns and subpopulations of homeless youth through qualitative data methods. However, methods for estimating and predicting youth homelessness through linking administrative data (ie. Child welfare agencies, juvenile justice and correctional systems, schools, and hospitals) from multiple sources has not been fully developed. 

On May 21st, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) seeking proposals with the objective of demonstrating “how methods for estimating and predicting homeless youth can be replicated over time in multiple geographies and how they could be used to aid communities in assessing their local needs.” The intention is to identify other sources of information and methods that could supplement the findings from the VoYC Study. HUD is awarding up to $2 million with minimum funding of $400,000 for this effort.  

The application deadline for proposals to be submitted to HUD is by 11:59pm on July 1st, 2020.  

Click here for more details on the NOFA.  

To learn more about how the Reaching Home Campaign is working with partners to explore and coordinate this funding opportunity, email