Youth Homelessness in California: What Impact has the Five-Percent Set-Aside in HEAP had so Far?
As part of last year’s state budget, the California State Legislature created the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) to address homelessness. Of the $500 million budgeted for HEAP, at least five percent ($25 million) was required to be directed to address youth homelessness. This webinar marked the release of a report on how HEAP funds for homeless youth have been spent. Findings from the report were drawn from a statewide survey of Continuums of Care (CoCs) and in-depth interviews with representatives from CoCs across the state and the 11 large cities that received HEAP funds.