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Summit 2017 a Snowy Success

Summit 2017 a Snowy Success NN4Y Youth Advisors open the Summit. Last week, advocates from around the country convened in Washington, DC for the 2017 National Summit on Youth Homelessness to discuss the intersection of youth and young adult homelessness practice and policy. By sharing practice and policy solutions with each other, everyone lefter [...]

By | 2017-03-23T16:07:51+00:00 March 23, 2017|Blog Post|0 Comments

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 | 2017-03-12T17:13:39+00:00 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 | 2017-03-12T17:13:39+00:00 June 17, 2016|Network News|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 | 2017-03-12T17:13:39+00:00 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 | 2015-12-23T15:29:15+00:00 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 | 2017-03-12T17:13:39+00:00 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 | 2017-03-12T17:13:39+00:00 December 2, 2015|Blog Post|0 Comments