Youth Housing Program

The Tulsa Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) is a HUD-granted initiative led by Tulsa Housing Solutions designed to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness. Housing Navigation funded by this grant is the first shared service offered to all nine colleges and university members of the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium. The goal of the national YHDP is to support selected communities, including rural, suburban, and urban areas across the United States, in the development and implementation of a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness. Tulsa County was one of 17 communities selected in 2022, and awarded $5.38 million to apply toward its goal of preventing and ultimately ending youth homelessness.

What does the research say?

According to national studies, 13-14% of students at two- and four-year institutions may experience homelessness at some point in their higher education careers (National Center for Homeless Education, 2022; National Study of Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Ed., 2017)

Resources

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