From July 2017 – October 2020, 44 communities of different sizes, geographies, and capacities accepted the HUD 100-Day Challenge to prevent and end youth and young adult (YYA) homelessness. The purpose of the 100-Day Challenge is to help catalyze community action to establish bold, creative, and innovative ways to help youth experiencing homelessness find stable housing. The short timeline is intentional, inviting a cross-sector of partners from the community to generate urgency and action in addressing YYA homelessness.
HUD's 100-Day Challenge initiative has helped connect over 1,900 YYA experiencing homelessness to safe, stable housing options through community-driven collaboration, innovation, and systems change. This new series of infographics on 100-Day Challenge Lessons Learned highlights the emerging and best practices identified by the 100-Day Challenge communities across six key areas of focus:
- Authentic Youth Engagement
- Cross-Systems Partnerships
- Coordinated Entry Processes for Youth
- Youth-Focused Outreach, Identification and Engagement
- Innovative Youth Housing Options
- Addressing Youth Homelessness in Rural Areas