March 17, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Tale of Two Programs: The Status of Youth in the 2020 Rollout of HHAP & Homekey
Description: Please join John Burton Advocates for Youth for a web seminar marking the release of a report on the status of youth in California’s 2020 rollout of funding for homelessness. The report analyzes implementation of two programs to address homelessness—one with a specified youth set-aside which resulted in 10% of funding being directed to youth, and one without a youth set-aside which resulted in 0.5% of funding being directed to youth.
The report draws on information gathered from Continuums of Care, cities and counties about their expenditures on youth with funding from round one of the Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) program, which requires that local jurisdictions dedicate at least eight percent of their HHAP allocation on youth. Statewide, jurisdictions invested 10% of the $650 million allocated in addressing youth homelessness.
The webinar will also feature the report’s findings about Homekey, the state’s COVID-19 response mechanism for addressing homelessness. This strategy did not include a youth set-aside and resulted in 0.5% of Homekey funding being awarded for projects serving youth—two projects out of 87. Panelists will share recommendations from the report and the webinar will conclude with a question and answer session.