ACF Family Room Blog: Defining and Counting Youth Homelessness

This blog post from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) discusses the challenges of determining the scope of youth homelessness due to the lack of consistent methodology for defining and counting homeless youth. The post illustrates ways that estimates have been attempted and how this research is shared. It also provides links to resources available from the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) to address this issue, including a national hotline.
Record Type: 
Stakeholder Resource
Publication Date: 
November, 2018
Date: 
November 2018
Source: 
OFA Peer TA
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Special Populations
    • Homeless Families
    • Youth in Transition