On WCPO’s “This Week in Cincinnati:” KEYS to Ending Youth Homelessness
On Sunday, April 7, Lighthouse Youth & Family Services Vice President of Homeless Youth Services discussed the KEYS to a Future Without Youth Homelessness plan.
Lighthouse is the lead agency for KEYS, a community effort to create an innovative system that ensures all young people ages 18-24 have access to safe, affordable, and stable housing. The KEYS plan was developed after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) selected Cincinnati/Hamilton County in January 2017 to receive $3.8 million in funding for HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. Strategies to End Homelessness and Lighthouse worked with a broad array of partners to create the plan, relying specifically on the ideas and recommendations provided by young people who experienced homelessness. HUD approved the plan in January 2018.