Research: Urban Affairs Faculty Publish Studies on Homeless Youth

Nov. 13, 2018

The Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) and Las Vegas Sands led the community in debuting the region's first-ever plan to end youth homelessness after a year-long community-driven effort to build a comprehensive safety net for the region, which ranks among the nation's highest in incidence rates for youth homelessness. 

The annual summit held Nov. 2, 2018 was the result of an ongoing partnership between the College of Urban Affairs, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, Las Vegas Sands Corp., and the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs faculty presented three studies at the summit. The research papers are attached below. Please see this story for more information on the urban affairs research: https://www.unlv.edu/news/article/creating-roadmap-helping-homeless-youth

The new Southern Nevada Plan to End Youth Homelessness, a roadmap to tackle the issue developed by a community-wide network called “the Movement,” is available on the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth’s #BetheMovement website: https://nphy.org/themovement/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Southern-Nevada-Plan-to-End-Youth-Homelessness-Web-Final-10-26-18.pdf