National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

A Youth Homelessness System Assessment for New York City

Morton, M.H.,
Kull, M.A.,
Chávez, R.,
Chrisler, A.J.,
Carreon, E.,
Bishop, J.
Published: May, 2019
Paper/Research Report
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

This report from Chapin Hall presents a rapid, mixed-methods assessment of the system of services and supports available to youth experiencing homelessness in New York City. The assessment team found that significant gaps remain in prevention, affordable housing options, and coordination of youth services despite the city’s efforts to expand some services and prioritize youth homelessness. Based on these findings, Chapin Hall has recommended that the city establish a single office for an interagency response to youth homelessness with shared processes and tools for coordinated entry and support for youth, including affordable housing and career development opportunities. (author abstract modified)

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