RHY HUD Manual
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Knowing your RHY Project Type & Assessments
Date of Engagement – The date on which an interactive client relationship results in a deliberate client assessment or beginning of a case plan.
Referral Source – Indicate the person, place or organization that referred the youth to the project they are entering.
Date of BCP Status Determination – the date when eligibility for RHY Services has been determined; may be on or after the project start date.
Youth Eligible for RHY Services – If the status is “Yes,” then identify if the youth is a runaway, meaning an individual under 18 years of age who absents their self from a place of legal residence without the permission of a guardian.
Sexual Orientation – Question must be voluntary, client must be informed of the voluntary nature and that refusal to respond will not result in denial of services.
Pregnancy Status – The purpose is to determine the number of women starting projects while pregnant and to determine eligibility for benefits & need for services.
Family Critical Issues – These issues should be those of other family members in the household the youth absented, not of the youth themselves or of any of the youth’s children.
Trafficking – RHY grantees are encouraged to use specific language found in the RHY HUD Manual Section R15 to collect the fields in this data element
Counseling Received – is the provision of guidance, support, referrals for services including, but not limited to, health services, and advice to homeless youth and their families, as well as to youth and families when a young person is at risk of running away.
“Ward of…” – the client was formerly the responsibility of the child welfare/foster care agency or juvenile justice system at or before project start.
Safe and Appropriate Exits
HUD Guidance on Exiting
See Section R19 of HUD Manual for RHY Projects
The purpose of this element is to determine the number of youth who exited to safe and appropriate destinations as determined by the youth (head of household and adult) themselves and as determined by the project/caseworker.
HUD Reporting Requirements
See Section R20 of HUD Manual for RHY Projects
Aftercare entries that will be considered are those entered from the date of project exit up to 180 days (6 months) after the date of exit.
Each client must have at least one Aftercare record entered indicating if aftercare was provided (yes/no/client refused). If no aftercare was provided enter the information date as the date of project exit and “no” to aftercare was provided.
• Via email or social media contact
A record of each type of aftercare service should be made if a youth receives more than one type.