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We Updated Our Look!

Since 2015, the National Network for Youth has undergone a period of intense growth and development. We have hired three new team members, including full-time Directors of Public Policy and Youth Engagement. Meanwhile, NN4Y has expanded the breadth of our work by pursuing additional partnerships with policymakers, experts and organizations throughout the country. As a [...]

By | August 9, 2016|Network News|0 Comments

NN4Y is Expanding Our Partnerships with Young Leaders!

  Since 1974, the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) has pursued inclusive and collaborative solutions to youth homelessness in America. Today, we uphold that mission by announcing the expansion of our National Youth Advisory Council (NYAC)! We need your help in identifying formerly homeless young leaders, who are passionate about using their voice to create [...]

By | June 17, 2016|Network News|0 Comments

HUD Funds More Housing for Youth: Recommendations for Moving Forward

On May 2nd the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the Tier 2 awards and individual communities experienced one of the following: A CoC award for a youth[1] specific project for the first time; An increase in the number of CoC funded beds for youth; A decrease in the number of CoC [...]

By | June 3, 2016|Blog Post|0 Comments

How Did We Count? Lessons on Youth Inclusion from California’s 2015 PIT Counts

Why count youth in California? As is the case across the nation, California’s youth experiencing homelessness are often undercounted and ignored. After the 2013 PIT count, we knew our state had a high rate of unsheltered homeless youth and students, and that communities needed help to improve data collection for these youth. So, funded by [...]

By Jess Lin, Project Director, Center for Public Health Research, San Francisco Department of Public Health; Shahera Hyatt, Director, California Homeless Youth Project; Laura Petry, Policy & Planning Analyst, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority; and Colette (Coco) Auerswald, Associate Professor, UC, Berkeley School of Public Health | January 19, 2016|Blog Post|0 Comments

NN4Y’s Team is Expanding in 2016! Job Opportunities Are Now Available

We are pleased to announce that our team will be expanding to five full-time staff in 2016! We are grateful for the generosity and partnership of our funders. We are hiring a Director of Public Policy and Director of Youth Engagement. Please share these opportunities with stellar and qualified individuals. Please, no phone calls. The [...]

By | December 23, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The FY 2016 Omnibus Spending Bill: What it Means for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Background: Early this morning, U.S. Congressional leaders released the text of an omnibus spending bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. Although it has yet to become law, this bill is likely to become the official FY 2016 federal spending plan. The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the measure this Friday, followed [...]

By | December 16, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In Context: The HUD PIT Count and Youth

On November 19th, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released Part I of its Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR). It loosely asserts that over 36,000 unaccompanied youth were homeless in January 2015. In part, the AHAR is comprised of data collected at the community level using HUD’s Point-in-Time (PIT) count. While many [...]

By | December 2, 2015|Blog Post|0 Comments

November is National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM)

As we gear up for the holiday season this November, many of us will begin to count our blessings. At the same time, an overwhelming number of young people across the country will be trying to figure out where to sleep or receive their next meal. To raise awareness for these youth who runaway and/or [...]

By | November 4, 2015|Network News|0 Comments

NN4Y & Partners Launch 2015 Home for the Holidays Campaign

The National Network for Youth is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Home for the Holidays campaign. Together with our partners, Covenant House, the National Center on Housing and Child Welfare, and the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, we hope to raise awareness and inspire action to help [...]

By | November 3, 2015|Network News|0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Education Issues Dear Colleague Letter Removing Barriers to Financial Aid Access for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

Cyekeia Lee, Director of Higher Education Initiatives, NAEHCY In the fall of 2012 the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) launched our Higher Education Helpline for students, parents, care takers, professionals and others to receive assistance on topics related to homeless youth and higher education access. At the [...]

By Cyekeia Lee, Director of Higher Education Initiatives, National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth| August 4, 2015|Blog Post|0 Comments