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National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

“I was homeless and forced into trafficking at 18. I bounced from friend to friend and shelter to shelter. I became a mother, got my first apartment, and also got evicted at 19. Despite my efforts to build a brighter future for myself and my daughter [earned an associate's [...]

Family and Youth Services Bureau News

New Associate Commissioner of FYSB is Appointed NN4Y is thrilled to share that  Kimberly A. Waller has been appointed the Associate Commissioner of the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) at the Administration on Children, Youth and Families at HHS. Kimberly brings extensive policy and program expertise to this [...]

NN4Y Recommendations for New Plan to End Homelessness

On September 22, 2021, community advocates from across the country joined NN4Y for a listening session to inform our comments to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) as they seek input on the new Federal Plan to End Homelessness in America.  Research has found that homelessness among young [...]

2022 Federal Budget: Current Status

U.S. Congress has not yet finalized the spending bills for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. The federal government and its programs are currently operating under a continuing resolution (CR) until December 3rd. There is an expectation that the CR will be extended into the new year to give Congress more [...]

November 18, 2021|News|

Build Back Better: Summary

Provisions to Leverage to End Youth Homelessness On November 3, 2021, the House released ​​H.R. 5376, Build Back Better Act. Here is a summary of the key provisions that can be leveraged to further our movement to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness. YOUTH EMPLOYMENT $1.5 billion [...]

National Runaway Prevention Month 2022

November marks National Runaway Prevention Month, aiming to shed light on youth homelessness.  Did you know? According to Chapin Hall Voices of Youth Count study, 1 in 30 adolescent minors (13 – 17) and 1 in 10 young adults (18 – 25) endures some form of homelessness in a [...]

GAO Releases New Report on Youth Homelessness

November 1, 2021, the U.S Government Accountability Office (GAO), a nonpartisan government research agency, released Youth Homelessnessness: HUD and HHS Could Enhance Coordination to Better Support Communities. GAO researchers reviewed documents and interviewed local service providers, agency officials, researchers, and advocates. As a result, they identified three main challenges and [...]

Housing Voucher Proposal Leaves Out Youth

Congresswoman Maxine Waters's legislation, Expediting Emergency Rental Assistance to Renters and Landlords of 2021, was amended after a committee hearing where Diane Yentel, President and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition, recommended all vouchers be given to only some people considered homeless under the U.S. Department of Housing and [...]


Do you know a young adult ages 18-26 who wants to make a huge impact to end youth homelessness? NN4Y is committed to ensuring that our work is driven directly by the priorities of young people. The NYAC provides young adults the opportunity to set NN4Y’s [...]

September 17, 2021|News|
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