This webinar highlights communities implementing housing for youth that does not include traditional time limits or programmatic requirements.
As communities work to coordinate a comprehensive approach to ending youth homelessness by 2020, creating and financing housing opportunities for youth unable to return to families can be a challenge. Some communities are beginning to find success with housing for youth that does not include traditional time limits or programmatic requirements. Many of these programs also provide trauma-informed services that address the physical, socio-emotional, intellectual, and life skills development of youth on a pathway to independence.
In addition to leaders from USICH and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, community presenters from Portland, Maine and New York City highlighted two models of non-time-limited housing for youth, detailing how those programs were developed and financed, what the programs offer to youth, as well as outcomes and challenges.
Kiley Gosselin, Management and Program Analyst, USICH
Norman Suchar, Director, Special Needs Assistance Programs, HUD
Jon Bradley, Associate Director, Preble Street, Portland, ME
Charlotte DeTroy, Project First Place Supervisor, Preble Street, Portland, ME
Colleen Jackson, Executive Director & CEO, West End Residences, HDFC, Inc., New York, NY