Two local organizations get $3.8 million for ambitious goal to end youth homelessness by 2020 – WCPO Staff, WCPO Cincinnati
CINCINNATI — The goal is ambitious: Within the next three years, any young person alone and on the streets of Cincinnati will have somewhere to stay.
Two local organizations are using nearly $4 million in federal funds to help reach that goal, using advice from young people who experienced homelessness.
Strategies to End Homelessness and Lighthouse Youth Services won the $3.8 million grant through a new federal Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. Cincinnati and Hamilton County are just one of 10 communities selected out of 130 that applied to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.