- Increased RHYA funding by $8.2 million, and ensured “bridge funding” for programs with grants ending before the ends of fiscal 2018 and 2019.
- Advocated for the continuation of the HUD YHDP grants and sought to improve its implementation.
- Expanded our partnerships with young leaders by expanding the NYAC to 28 young leaders.
NN4Y is at the forefront of creating a national dialogue around ending youth homelessness. Their work is grounded in the real experiences of homeless youth providers around the country and they are well respected by policymakers in DC. That’s why I became a member.
We need an advocate that is tasked with seeing the bigger picture—to see how the various federal agencies and programs interact, especially when they are at odds with each other, which forces providers to make unnecessary choices in which services they offer. NN4Y is that voice. NN4Y is OUR voice. Only through our participation and support can they continue to education, advocate and hold these decision makers accountable to the young people we serve.