Baker-Polito Administration highlight plan to end youth homelessness statewide

Boston Statehouse

Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito Friday highlighted a comprehensive plan to end youth homelessness in the Commonwealth.

Ten community partners will address youth and young adult homelessness in a variety of ways.

Funds can be used for housing, transportation, education, and case management support. 

Each region has developed a winter response for youth who are without housing during the cold months as well as specific strategies to address the unique needs of undocumented, unaccompanied youth.

The Baker-Polito Administration also announced Friday the Massachusetts Student Housing Security Pilot to provide dorm rooms to homeless students attending community college.

In Massachusetts, it is estimated that there are at least 1,800 young adults every year who experience homelessness.

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