Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) for Northern New Mexico
In July 2018 NMCEH was provisionally awarded $3.37 million to develop a system to address youth homelessness in 14 northern New Mexico counties. The counties included are Cibola, McKinley, San Juan, Sandoval, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Taos, Colfax, San Miguel, Mora, Union, Harding, and Quay. The population to be served is youth experiencing homelessness, including unaccompanied and pregnant or parenting youth, where no member of the household is older than 24. The funding will pay for outreach, housing and supportive services to assist the several hundred youth who become homeless each year in this 14 county region.
The first step is a planning process that will run through the spring of 2019. If you are interested in helping with the planning, please contact Hank Hughes at Hank-H@nmceh.org or Adeyemi “Prince” Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2019 there will be a request for applications that will mirror the normal Continuum of Care application process. Non-profit agencies and local governments serving (or capable of serving) in the 14 counties will be able to apply for part of the available funding. The initial grants will be for two years beginning in the summer of 2019 and running through the summer of 2021. Going forward, projects that are operating successfully will be eligible to renew on an annual basis through the Continuum of Care process.
Here is a copy of the current version of our Coordinated Community Plan for ending Youth Homelessness in northern New Mexico:
Northern New Mexico YHDP Coordinated Community Plan - 02.25.19 (Word docx)
For more information about YHDP: