Lincoln Receives $2.2 Million Grant to Fight Youth Homelessness

Jeffery Chambers

A new $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department will help teens and young adults find stable place to call home.

The grant will fund a two-year Youth Homeless Demonstration Program designed to identify and develop housing options and services to help young people in need.

The UNL Center on Children, Families and the Law will oversee the planning process -- and the subsequent competition from local agencies to receive grants from the federal funding, said Jeff Chambers, the center’s senior project director.