The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education estimates that nearly 6,000 high school students are homeless and on their own. Thousands more homeless youth are not reflected in these numbers because they have already dropped out of school. There is a desperate need for increased shelter and housing options for youth living without their parents. This bill seeks to reduce youth homelessness and its adverse effects by ensuring that any homeless shelter receiving state funding would provide separate sections specifically providing beds for unaccompanied young adults experiencing homelessness between the ages of 18-24.
Read the bill here.