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Preventing Family & Youth Homelessness

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ACF partners with states and local programs to prevent family and youth homelessness. These partnerships help vulnerable and low-income youth and families:

  • Avoid homelessness
  • Access affordable housing
  • Provide the supports they need to succeed

Our regional efforts identify and disseminate innovative and effective programs and policies being implemented in states and communities. We work to increase state and local adoption of these promising and effective practices to prevent and end youth and family homelessness.

Federal to State and Local Partnerships

We support and promote innovative public-private partnerships so that government agencies can work effectively with national, regional, state, local, and philanthropic partners to understand causes and solutions to respond to and prevent homelessness for vulnerable youth and families. As priorities with the Administration focus on economic mobility, employment, self-sufficiency and prevention in child welfare and human trafficking, regions work with stakeholders to align homelessness activities with these shared goals.

In this effort, ACF works closely with:

  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Department of Labor (Labor)
  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Other federal agencies


Last Reviewed: August 2, 2019

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