Youth homelessness can be fought in a two-way street: Providing long-term housing and employment.
Housing advocates are pushing for housing services as well as programs to help homeless youth find work and improve their lives at the Minnesota Legislature. Gov. Mark Dayton approved a request for $5 million grants for youth homelessness prevention that includes shelter and other services.
Federal Programs Related to - Housing, General/Other
Programs that seek to meet the basic shelter needs of the community by providing temporary shelter for people who are in emergency situations, home improvement programs, housing location assistance and a variety of housing alternatives.
Federal Programs Related to - Services for the Homeless
Programs that provide supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or which work with people who are at risk for homelessness in an effort to prevent them from losing their permanent residence.
Hope Blooms is a social enterprise comprising of young entrepreneurs from north-end Halifax, Canada. It started as a community garden where students planted seeds and tended crops in an abandoned property in their neighborhood.
Solutions to Combating Youth Homelessness: Housing and Work Stability