HUD will select up to 25 communities to participate in the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) to develop and execute a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness. Priority will be given to communities with substantial rural populations. YHDP is informed by youth that have experienced homelessness. It is one of the first dedicated federal initiatives that funds permanent housing programs for youth, and focuses on building local coordinated systems for responding to youth homelessness. HUD will continue to work closely with youth to develop and improve YHDP, relying upon the recommendations provided directly from young people who have experienced homelessness. Application deadline is June 28, 2022.