Published On: December 21, 20221.4 min read285 words

What is in the FY 2023 Omnibus to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness?

(December 21, 2022) The U.S. Senate and House are expected to pass the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 spending bill in the form of an omnibus. An omnibus bill includes multiple bills, budget measures, and policy changes. The Senate is expected to pass this legislation.  NN4Y advocated for increased funding for programs targeted to youth experiencing homelessness, and for several key pieces of legislation to be folded in, including the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act and Trafficking Victims Protection Act. NN4Y is extremely disappointed that Congress could not come together to pass this legislation this year. This failure only hurts our young people and make it difficult for community-based providers to improve services to youth who have to continue to operate under outdated policies. We will not give up, but continue to work collaboratively with you to ensure that ending youth homelessness is a priority of our federal policymakers.

Also, a special congratulations to the youth serving community-based organizations that received a community project funding/congressionally directed spending award. Many of these awards are directed to youth outreach, youth homelessness services, and foster youth transitional housing and services.

Top Five FY23 Youth Homelessness Budget Items

  • HHS: Runaway and Homeless Youth Act – funded at $146.28 million (+$6 million from FY21)
  • ED: McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth – funded at $129 million (+$15 million from FY22)
  • HUD: Youth Homeless Demonstration Program – $82 M, of which up to $10 million is for technical assistance 
  • HUD: Youth Homelessness System Improvement Grants – $25 million
  • HHS: Family Unification Vouchers – $30 million

 CLICK HERE for the full article and the Chart of Federal Programs: FY21, FY22, and FY23 Funding Levels