Youth Committee

The Youth Committee is a Special Committee of the NYC Continuum of Care (CoC). Formed in 2012, the Youth Committee of the NYC CoC is composed of housing providers, advocates, government representatives, and persons with lived experience of homelessness. This committee meets monthly to discuss youth-specific topics as related to activities of the CoC and HUD. Members of the Youth Committee help to infuse best practices of working with youth into the broader CoC as well as promote funding opportunities for new organizations to adopt youth-focused housing interventions such as Rapid Re-Housing.

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Membership & Meeting Information

The Youth Committee seeks to have broad representation from young people with lived experience of homelessness, youth service providers, coalition members and government agencies. To learn more about becoming a member, contact Joe Westmacott at, or Adam Schreiber at  

Youth Committee Meeting Summaries

Below is the list of 2020 meeting summaries:

Youth and Young Adult (YYA) Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) Workgroup: 

The YYA RRH Workgroup was created with the goal of supporting full integration into the CAPS system of all NYC RRH providers serving youth and young adults. The workgroup also strives to create a supportive network for YYA RRH providers to coordinate resources, learn and grow.

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CoC Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) for Youth and Young Adults (YYA)

For more information on CoC Rapid Rehousing Programs that serve youth and young adults, click here to view the CoC Rapid Rehousing One-pager (.PDF)