Ending Youth Homelessness

The End Youth Homelessness Now campaign is a collective regional effort to ensure every young person in King County has safe and stable housing by 2021.

All Home, Seattle-King County’s Continuum of Care (CoC) lead, was one of the first ten communities selected for HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) and was awarded $5.4 million to accelerate our community’s progress in preventing and ending youth and young adult homelessness.

The End Youth Homelessness Now campaign was sparked from HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program grant and is also supported by investments from Pearl Jam’s Home Shows, Raikes Foundation, King County, the City of Seattle, Schultz Family Foundation and United Way of King County. The innovative and collaborative approach builds on the successful working model that significantly reduced homelessness among veterans in King County and many other communities across the nation.

The campaign’s Functional Zero Action Team, in partnership with community providers, will ensure youth who are falling into homelessness are housed within 30 days or less, if not prevented from entering the system in the first place—also known as functional zero. It is staffed jointly by All Home, the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department and King County’s Department of Community and Human Services.

As an awardee of the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP), the CoC was required to submit a Coordinated Community Plan, led by All Home, to lay the groundwork for implementation and to provide a framework for the various projects that will be funded through YHDP.

You can read the full plan here: Seattle/King County YHDP Coordinated Community Plan

The Youth Action Board (YAB) is a collective of young people, aged 14-24, who have experienced homelessness. YAB members help guide the implementation of the Coordinated Community Plan, continuous quality improvement strategies, and are decision makers on YHDP funding and planning priorities.

Current Board Members:

Abrianna

Azia

JesusAntonio

Leeze

Mandy

Miranda

Timon

(recruitment is ongoing- if you or someone you know may be interested, please contact Thalia Garcia at (206) 263-2738 or tgarcia@kingcounty.gov)