The Homeless Children and Youth Act, a bill that would make the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) current definition of homelessness more inclusive toward America’s homeless youth population, has recently been re-introduced to Congress.
The bill would make it easier for youth already considered homeless by other federal agencies to qualify for federal housing.
“Currently, the definition of homeless that our young people are required to meet … is that they have to be literally homeless,” said Anne Gray, housing and program coordinator at One N Ten, a Phoenix nonprofit that provides assistance for homeless youth, with a focus on LGBTQ youth.
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