Youth Homelessness in California: The Impact of the Five Percent Youth Set-Aside in the Homeless Emergency Aid Program

This report updates the information included in JBAY’s May 2019 report on early implementation of the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP), a one-time state investment of $500 million to address homelessness. Communities were required to designate a minimum of five percent of their HEAP funding to address youth homelessness. The current report provides additional detail regarding HEAP-funded youth investments made by local jurisdictions, and offers a number of observations and recommendations to inform future planning.

March 2020