in the summer of 2014 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative to identify successful strategies for ensuring that no young person is left without a home because of their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. This brief summarizes the lessons learned and recommendations of the initiative.
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20 Apr 2016
Data show that LGBTQ youth represent up to 40% of the approximately 550,000 unaccompanied, single youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in the United States. To address this issue the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development launched the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative. This report summarizes AIR's review of the planning phase of the initiative.