The National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) has recently created a tab on their website to share resources on counting homeless youth. This is something that the CA Homeless Youth Project is passionate about too, as we work toward creating a toolkit to help Continuums of Care in California to better count homeless youth during their point-in-time counts. NAEH’s website highlights a new map showcasing cities nationwide that have already started conducting targeted youth counts. In addition, they advocate that youth ages 18-24 be included in HUDs bi-annual point-in-time count, and link to briefs and related webinars on surveying and counting youth.
The HYP is a project of the CA Research Bureau dedicated to educating local and state policymakers about unaccompanied youth who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. Learn more at http://cahomelessyouth.library.ca.gov/