Operating a Youth Homelessness Prevention Program: A Case Study from the P3 Pilot in Sacramento, California
U.S. Department of Labor
Chief Evaluation Office
In August 2017, the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) was awarded a pilot as part of the Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3). Through this pilot, SHRA convened community partners to establish a process through which disconnected youth ages 18 to 24 experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity could access specially set-aside Housing Choice Vouchers and receive case management to support their housing placement and retention. This case study, authored by researchers at Social Policy Research Associates, explores the Sacramento P3 pilot operated by SHRA and its three youth-serving partner agencies—Lutheran Social Services, Waking the Village, and Wind Youth Services—from P3 grant application through program design and implementation. It focuses on lessons learned and considerations for youth homelessness prevention and intervention programs.