January 17, 2017

Ending Youth Homelessness through Cross-Sector Partnerships

youth homelessness

A stable home is critical to the development of children and young adults. When they spend their energy wondering where they’ll sleep and what to eat, it’s nearly impossible for them to focus on doing well in school and preparing for their future.

On any given night, more than 45,000 unaccompanied youth and young adults experience homelessness. Yet, youth homelessness is often an invisible problem, as young people are often not in plain sight. Many don’t know where to go to ask for help and many communities lack dedicated youth services. Despite these limitations, philanthropy and federal partners have come together to commit to ending youth and young adult homelessness by 2020. Continue reading

January 11, 2017

Measuring Progress in the Housing Market

Photo: Row of homes.

Since January 2011, HUD has published a monthly Housing Scorecard that provides a snapshot of the latest developments in the American housing market, and tracks how the initiatives of the Obama Administration have helped improve the lives of American homeowners. This month’s Scorecard is the last edition we will publish before we transition to a new Administration, so I would like to take a few moments to reflect upon how far our market has come since the depths of the Great Recession. Continue reading