New Services For Youth
Community Shelter Board has been awarded a demonstration grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development intended to dramatically reduce homelessness among youth, age 24 and younger.
Columbus group awarded nearly $6.1M to tackle youth homelessness
The Columbus Dispatch, 7/16/18
Feds award $6.1M grant to combat youth homelessness in Columbus
Columbus Business First, 7/16/18
HUD requires a four-month planning process that includes a needs assessment and development of a comprehensive, coordinated, community-wide response to youth homelessness for a variety of new housing and service options. The plan is due to HUD in November 2018.
A committee of stakeholders is collaborating to develop the plan, including representatives from local government, youth service providers, homeless service providers, The Columbus Foundation, and young people who have experienced homelessness. Once the new plan for youth is approved by HUD, funding allocations will be made to implement new project models and services for youth. Implementation of new projects is anticipated to begin during the second half of 2019.
YOUTH CORE TEAM
Huckleberry House, Chair
The Center for Healthy Families
City of Columbus
The Columbus Foundation
Community Shelter Board
Franklin County Board of Commissioners
Franklin County Children Services
YMCA of Central Ohio
Youth Action Board