Support the Homeless Children and Youth Act
ORGANIZATION ACTION REQUESTED: Sign up below to endorse the Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA)
The bipartisan, bicameral Homeless Children and Youth Act would allow communities to serve some of the most vulnerable homeless children, youth, young adults and families by aligning the HUD definition of homelessness with the definition used by other federal programs, thereby allowing communities to provide housing and services tailored to the unique needs of each homeless population.
This legislation would give local communities the flexibility to provide assistance to homeless children, youth, and families in a way that is responsive to the unique needs of each community.
In addition, it would increase visibility and awareness of child, youth, young adult and family homelessness through increased data transparency, more accurate counts, and collaboration with early childhood programs, institutions of higher education, and local educational agencies, thus helping communities to leverage and attract more public and private resources to address homelessness.
Thank you for taking this step to ensure that homeless children and youth are seen and served adequately in their communities.