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Youth Homeless Planning


The Polk County Continuum of Care Board is pleased to present Ending Youth Homelessness: A Plan to Ensure Housing Safety and Stability for Youth and Young Adults Experiencing Homelessness in Polk County. This plan represents months’ worth of discussion and ideas, data analysis, and examination of best practices from a wide range of stakeholders with commitment and guidance from youth, direct service providers, funders, and policy makers.  The plan is organized under four priorities; Safe, Strong and Stable Families, Early Intervention, Pathways out of Homelessness, and Community-Level Solutions to System Challenges.

The planning process was generously funded by the Mid-Iowa Health Foundation and led by Iowa Homeless Youth Centers, the Polk County Continuum of Care Board, and the Youth Policy Institute of Iowa. The newly formed Youth Work Team, under the Polk County CoCB, will guide the implementation of the plan. This team will be responsible for maintaining momentum for the plan’s strategies, tracking and communicating progress, and convening stakeholders as needed.  See the plan below.

Stakeholder Group

Ending Youth Homelessness Plan December 2017

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April 2017 Power Point

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April 2017 Summary of mtg

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Youth Work Group Structure 2017

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Youth Plan Update June 2017

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Youth Planning Comm Schedule June 2017

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Youth Plan Update July 2017

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Committee Schedule July 2017

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Update to Stakeholders July 2017

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Data & Assessment

Housing & Services

Agenda May 2017

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Agenda Prevention Youth 2017

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Ending Youth Homelessness HUD models May 2017

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Youth Homeless Demonstration Program

2018 YHDP Application

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Submission Confirmation

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2016 YHDP Application

External web link - /media/1069/narrativeyhdppolkcountyia-1.pdf
Persons with hearing or speech impairments may obtain copies of these materials via TTY by calling 1-800-735-2942. Persons who do not speak English as their primary language and who have limited ability to speak, write or understand English may obtain copies of theses materials by calling Angie Arthur at (515) 282-3233 or emailing her at