The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding more than $4.55 million to help end youth homelessness in Tucson and Pima County. The award is part of a nationwide $75 million grant program to 23 communities across the country, including eight rural areas.
Recipients will use this funding to support a variety of housing options for young people under the age of 25 who are experiencing homelessness. The Tucson/Pima Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) will also support youth-focused performance measurement and coordinated entry systems to quickly connect young people with other services and systems of care.
The award will be run through the Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness (TPCH). The City of Tucson’s Housing and Community Development department is the lead agency for TPCH and will partner closely with Our Family Services, the local organization selected to coordinate the project.