Housing & Homelessness

Youth Homelessness in California: The Impact of the Five Percent Youth Set-Aside in the Homeless Emergency Aid Program

Last Updated Feb 2, 2020

This report updates the information included in JBAY’s May 2019 report on early implementation of the Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP), a one-time state investment of $500 million to address homelessness. Communities were required to designate a minimum of five percent of their HEAP funding to address youth homelessness. The current report provides additional detail regarding HEAP-funded youth investments made by local jurisdictions, and offers a number of observations and recommendations to inform future planning.