New Services For Youth

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.

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. A committee of stakeholders collaborated 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. Implementation of new projects is anticipated to begin during the second half of 2019.




Huckleberry House, Chair

The Center for Healthy Families

Columbus City Schools

City of Columbus

The Columbus Foundation

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

Community Housing Network

Community Shelter Board

Franklin County Board of Commissioners


Franklin County Children Services



Star House

Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio

YMCA of Central Ohio

Youth Action Board

YWCA Columbus


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS                 YHDP WEBINAR from 03.01.2019 

Posted: 01/07/19

CSB is managing the Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the YHDP funds, on behalf of the Youth Core Team, Youth Action Board, and Columbus and Franklin County Continuum of Care. We are seeking proposals for programs serving youth experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness for FY 2020 – FY 2021 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021).  CSB may renew funding as part of the annual Gateway and Continuum of Care funding process, at CSB’s discretion and in consultation with the Youth Core Team, Youth Action Board, and Continuum of Care.

Upon recommendation from the Youth Core Team and Youth Action Board, the Continuum of Care approved the following two-year allocation of HUD YHDP funds. HUD requires that all programs provide at least 25 percent in matching funds. Applicants are not required to apply for the entire amount of funds. Applicants can propose programs up to the amounts listed below for the two year period beginning 7/1/2019 (7/1/19-6/30/21).

Project type                                                          

HUD YHDP funds            

Minimum Match           


Coordinated Access and Rapid Resolution




Rapid Re-Housing




Joint Transitional Housing / Rapid Re-Housing  




Attendance at the bidders conference is mandatory for prospective applicants. The bidders conference is Wednesday, January 16, 9am - 11am at CSB.

Completed and signed applications must be submitted electronically to CSB Grants and Compliance Director Heather Notter ( no later than 5pm on March 31, 2019

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