Evaluating a systems approach to address youth homelessness
Over a year, between 1.3 and 1.7 million youth experience at least 1 night of homelessness; more than 500,000 youth be homeless for a week or longer. In addition to youth living on the streets and in shelters, many more youth are at risk of homelessness.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is funding 10 diverse communities to build coordinated systems to prevent and end youth homelessness.
Westat is conducting a 4-year evaluation, examining the implementation and outcomes of this effort.
- Westat is conducting site visits, reviewing documents, and examining administrative data.
- This effort will help to understand:
- How the communities develop and implement coordinated systems
- How these systems affect homelessness youth
- The work will guide systems across the country in how best to meet the needs of youth and young adults struggling with homelessness or at risk of homelessness.