Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago authored and released this new report as the first in its new series of briefs on understanding and addressing youth homelessness. Using data and information collected from more than 26,000 interviews over the past year, the report shows that one in 10 young adults ages 18-25 and at least one in 30 adolescents ages 13-17 experience some form of homelessness. More detailed analysis of the types of homelessness and the demographics of the youth experiencing it are provided along with a number of policy and practice recommendations that can help address the problem.

The Foster Care Housing Crisis

The Chronicle of Social Change produced this first-of-its-kind report which details the growing problem of the national foster care housing crisis, in which the number of youth in foster care is rising at the same time that foster care capacity is either falling or has stalled. The report breaks down the numbers across dozens of states, showing that the problem isn't only that of policy complacency as many states have seen declines in capacity despite efforts to increase it. Overall, the report worryingly finds that at least half of the 50 states have seen capacity significantly decline.

Community and Neighborhood Development Grants

Subject: Community Development, Youth Development, Education, Safety | Deadline: June 28, 2016 . . .

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