Housing & Homelessness

Too Big to Ignore: Ten Years Later

Last Updated Nov 8, 2019

This publication is a five-year policy agenda to address homelessness among California’s youth. This publication marks the ten-year anniversary of the 2009 release of “Too Big to Ignore: Youth Homelessness in California,” a previous policy agenda developed by JBAY and California Coalition for Youth.

The 2019 policy agenda was developed based on in-depth interviews with 44 experts in the field, and covers four areas: resources and funding streams, adjacent systems and access to services, K-12 and post-secondary interactions and interventions, and strengthening the current homeless response system for homeless youth.