The Urgent and Growing Needs of Youths Experiencing Homelessness During the COVID-19 PandemicWe are over 6 months into a pandemic that in the U.S. is only worsening. Although we have made tremendous progress in better understanding SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes corona virus disease-2019 (COVID-19), and the risk factors, treatments, and outcomes of COVID-19, we remain in the dark about most aspects. This includes our knowledge of its effect not only on the health of our most vulnerable adolescents and young adults but on their trajectory through adolescence and into adulthood.
Counting All Homeless Youth Today So We May No Longer Need To TomorrowSomehow we have come to accept homelessness in the United States, including youth homelessness, as an inevitability of modern urban life. Yet anyone born before 1980 has lived in a world in which youth homelessness at the current scale was unimaginable. In fact, today's adult, youth, and family homelessness crisis is a direct result of structural shocks less than 40 years ago, including the large-scale disinvestment in low-income housing implemented by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the Reagan administration .