Idaho Receives Grants to Aid Youth Homelessness


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $51.1 million in Youth Homelessness System Improvement Grants to 38 communities across 26 states, including Idaho, along with Puerto Rico, and Guam.

The Idaho Housing and Finance Association received $368,545.

Additionally, HUD released a $72 million funding opportunity for the FY 2023 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program and supportive services programs. These include rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, host homes, and wrap-around services such as education, health, and workforce support to help youth access and maintain housing.

The goal of the grants is to create a more seamless and coordinated system of care for youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The grants aim to improve the identification of youth in need and make it easier for them to navigate available services.