Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago recently released Challenges and opportunities in addressing rural youth homelessness: Stakeholder Focus Group Findings, highlighting key findings of a qualitative study examining challenges and strategies for identifying, preventing, and ending youth homelessness in rural areas. This is an addendum report to Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in Rural America report, which outlined the prevalence of youth homelessness in rural and urban areas.
Kiley Gosselin, Executive Director of the Partnership for Strong Communities, appeared in the Hartford Courant on December 1, 2019. Her op-ed piece, "Connecticut Is a Leader in Ending Homelessness, and Gov. Lamont Can Help Finish the Job," makes the case that sustained state investment in housing resources is necessary to end homelessness and expand housing opportunity in Connecticut.
Join the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness on January 22, 2020 for the 2020 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count. The PIT Count is a single night census of all people who are experiencing sheltered and unsheltered homelessness in Connecticut. The 2020 Youth Outreach and Count will also be conducted from January 22 to 28.
On October 18, 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced its 2019 Family Unification Program Notice of Funding Availability. This grant provides rental assistance to families and youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and have been involved with the Child Welfare System.
The policy objectives of this program include:
On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for applications for fiscal year 2020 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI). The purpose of this program is to support the development and/or expansion of local implementation of a community infrastructure that integrates substance use disorder treatment, housing services and other critical services for individuals (including youth) and families experiencing homelessness.