A Tale of Two Programs: The Status of Youth in the Rollout of HHAP & Homekey During the Pandemic

This report analyzes the status of youth in implementation of two state-funded programs addressing homelessness during the pandemic:

  • The $650 million Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) program (round one), which requires that local jurisdictions dedicate at least 8% to addressing youth homelessness, and resulted in jurisdictions collectively investing 10% of HHAP funding in youth.
  • Homekey, which did not include an explicit strategy to address youth homelessness and resulted in 0.6% of the $846 million in funding being awarded for projects serving youth.

March 2021