Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program
The RTFH is pleased to announce the subrecipients of the YHDP funding. The list of awardees can be accessed by clicking here.
Awardees can access their account for reporting and invoicing here: Report via ZoomGrants™
In July of 2018 the Regional Task Force on the Homeless Continuum of Care was awarded through national competition, the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) grant by The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the amount of $7.94 million, to prevent and end youth homelessness in the San Diego region. As a threshold requirement, the CoC was required to create a Coordinated Community Plan (CCP) to End Youth Homelessness in the San Diego region, regardless of the funding source.
CCP development was an amalgam of input and best practices from six special focus groups, four community input sessions and more that 25 Operational Team meetings; inclusive of written feedback from the San Diego Youth Homelessness Consortium, subject matter experts, and the various youth and community stakeholders on what they believe is needed to end youth homelessness in the San Diego region.
Both the CCP and YHDP will move the Continuum of Care forward in creating appropriate system capacity, and full implementation of a youth coordinated entry system. The YHDP grant aims to support a wide range of housing programs including rapid rehousing, permanent housing, transitional housing, and host homes; while emphasizing prevention and diversion, and will measure youth outcomes and overall system performance for the Continuum of Care (CoC) to prevent and end youth homelessness by forming new partnerships, addressing system barriers, conducting needs assessments and testing promising strategies.