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Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project

February 15, 2022 | May 23, 2022 | 1,518 total views

YHDP Overview

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), in its capacity as the lead agency of the Los Angeles Continuum of Care, a $15 million Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project (YHDP) grant to address youth homelessness. Over the coming months, LAHSA will collaborate with various stakeholders – including the Homeless Youth Forum of Los Angeles (HYFLYA), youth service providers, and system partners such as the Department of Children and Family Services– to develop a Coordinated Community Plan (CCP) to address youth homelessness across the Los Angeles Continuum of Care. The CCP development process will identify strategies and projects that improve the LA youth system’s ability to house more youth faster. Input from youth with lived experience will be essential to the CCP’s development and implementation.

Once HUD approves the CCP, LAHSA will use the $15 million to fund permanent housing, rapid re-housing, and innovative programs such as host homes. The CCP can be added to LAHSA’s annual HUD funding application to sustain funding for youth homelessness LA for years to come.

Key dates and events are listed below. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements and visit this page often for further updates.

Request for Funding Proposal (RFP)
The LA YHDP RFP, can be found here. LAHSA released the RFP on Friday, May 20th, 2022. LAHSA staff are unable to discuss the RFP outside of the bidder's conference, more information on the bidder’s conference is also provided in the link.

Final Coordinated Community Plan 
To view the final LA YHDP Coordinated Community Plan, please click here. LAHSA submitted the CCP on behalf of the LA CoC on Friday, May 13, 2022.

System Modeling Week (3/28/22-4/1/22)

Over the last 6 months, LA has engaged in an intensive YHDP planning process. People have organized at the SPA level, and at the county level, to cultivate buy-in around what the challenges are to ending youth and young adult houselessness and to envision the solutions we all want to be a part of delivering. We’ve talked about what young people need that they’re not getting, and we’ve talked about what providers are doing that’s already working. Throughout all of this, there’s been a promise at the end of the process: an additional ~$7.5 million per year in HUD funding to go toward new, renewable youth and young adult-dedicated homelessness projects across LA County. During these system modeling meetings the week of 3/28, we will be pulling together all the ideas shared so far and all of the people committed to building out this system as we make decisions about how we will use YHDP funding to meet the most pressing needs in each SPA and across the county.  

Eventbrite link here to register for SPA 1,2,3, & 5 on Tuesday, 3/29

Eventbrite link here to register for SPA 4 & 6 on Wednesday, 3/30

Eventbrite Link here to register for SPA 7 & 8 on Thursday, 3/31

Eventbrite Link Here here to register for Countywide Debrief on Friday, 4/1

YHDP Planning Workgroup (PWG)

 

The Planning Workgroup (PWG) drives the YHDP process. The PWG has gathered and collected data to inform the application (commonly referred to as the CCP). The group also makes decisions on community process and engaging stakeholders across systems as well as centering youth and young adult voices. The meetings are held biweekly on Mondays and are separate from the YHDP Tables.

Here is a roster for attendence of PWG members. 

To join the biweekly meetings click here

YHDP SPA Leadership Teams

The SPA Leadership Team tables are newly formed groups in each of the eight SPAs that will be responsible for making SPA-level decisions about the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project (YHDP). This group includes young adults and youth with lived experience, including Homeless Youth Forum of Los Angeles (HYFLA), community organizations, advcates, and system partners in each SPA.

Please recruit young adults to these tables; young adults will be compensated for their time! Here are the YHDP SPA Leadership Team table recruitment flyers below:

SPA 1:
Tuesday, February 15: 2:00 - 4:00 PM PST
Tuesday, March 1: 2:00 - 4:00 PM PST
Tuesday, March 15: 2:00 - 4:00 PM PST
Tuesday, April 12: 2:00 - 4:00 PM PST
Tuesday, April 26: 2:00 - 4:00 PM PST

Please click here for the meeting link: 
https://zoom.us/j/96213313357?pwd=cmRwNk82QzFldFkveVMrN2p5cE1uQT09

SPA 2:
Wednesday, February 16: 12:00 - 2:00 PM PST
Wednesday, March 2: 12:00 - 2:00 PM PST
Wednesday, March 16: 12:00 - 2:00 PM PST
Wednesday, April 13: 12:00 - 2:00 PM PST
Wednesday, April 27: 12:00 - 2:00 PM PST

Please click here for the meeting link: 
https://zoom.us/j/91628453308?pwd=NlljR3dKU0RNS0ZIeDZoVnk2Qmw0QT09

SPA 3:
Thursday, February 17: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Thursday, March 3: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Thursday, March 17: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Thursday, April 14: 9:00 - 11:00 AM PST
Thursday, April 28: 9:00 - 11:00 AM PST

Please click here for the meeting link: 
https://zoom.us/j/97783018736?pwd=QSs5cjR4ZDJFdkV6MnBMUVduL2NTZz09

SPA 4:
Thursday, February 10: 2:00 - 4:00 PM PST
Thursday, February 24: 2:00 - 4:00 PM PST
Thursday, March 10: 2:00 - 4:00 PM PST
Friday, April 15: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Thursday, April 21: 2:00 - 4:00 PM PST

Please click here for the meeting link:
 https://zoom.us/j/96852313239?pwd=c2RNL2hJM3UvVlRBdjRBVmNmbE1XZz09

SPA 5:
Tuseday, February 8: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Wednesday, February 23: 12:00 - 2:00 PM PST
Wednesday, March 9: 12:00 - 2:00 PM PST
Tuesday, April 12: 9:00 - 11:00 AM PST
Wednesday, April 20: 12:00 - 2:00 PM PST

Please click here for the meeing link: 
https://zoom.us/j/99100200380?pwd=bmZwMi81cGl6SHFUdys4Wm1RT0Y2UT09

SPA 6:
Tuesday, February 15: 1:00 - 3:00 PM PST
Tuesday, March 1: 1:00 - 3:00 PM PST
Tuesday, March 15: 1:00 - 3:00 PM PST
Tuesday, April 12: 1:00 - 3:00 PM PST
Tuesday, April 26: 1:00 - 3:00 PM PST

Please click here for the meeting link: 
https://zoom.us/j/96415104843?pwd=eTVZejNZZFNGb0h5ZXp6VEltWVBxQT09

SPA 7:
Thursday, February 17: 2:00 - 4:00 PM PST
Thursday, March 3: 2:00 - 4:00 PM PST
Thursday, March 17: 2:00 - 4:00 PM PST
Thursday, April 14: 2:00 - 4:00 PM PST
Thursday, April 28: 2:00 - 4:00 PM PST

Please click here for the meeting link: 
https://zoom.us/j/99083779077?pwd=QzhOOXdKaytrZmtPWUgzMHFTdlFGdz09

SPA 8:
Wednesday, February 16: 1:00 - 3:00 PM PST
Wednseday, March 2: 1:00 - 3:00 PM PST
Wednesday, March 16: 1:00 - 3:00 PM PST
Wednesday, April 13: 1:00 - 3:00 PM PST
Wednesday, April 27: 1:00 - 3:00 PM PST

Please click here for the meeting link:
 https://zoom.us/j/99615023302?pwd=dU92eTZnREdRaHkwZW83aTNxODlQZz09

Resources:

Questions?

For any questions or comments, please email yhdp@lahsa.org.

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