42 U.S. Code § 5714–1 - Authority for program

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The Secretary is authorized to make grants and to provide technical assistance to public and nonprofit private entities to establish and operate transitional living youth projects for homeless youth.


(Pub. L. 93–415, title III, § 321, as added Pub. L. 100–690, title VII, § 7273(f),Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4455; amended Pub. L. 106–71, § 3(e),Oct. 12, 1999, 113 Stat. 1038.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 321 ofPub. L. 93–415was renumbered section 363 and is classified to section 5731 of this title.

1999—Pub. L. 106–71struck out “Purpose and” before “Authority” in section catchline and struck out subsec. (a) designation before “The Secretary” and subsec. (b) which defined “homeless youth” and “transitional living youth project”.
Effective Date

Section effective Oct. 1, 1988, see section 7296(a) ofPub. L. 100–690, set out as an Effective Date of 1988 Amendment note under section 5601 of this title.
Study of Housing Services and Strategies

Pub. L. 108–96, title I, § 119,Oct. 10, 2003, 117 Stat. 1170, provided that: “The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall conduct a study of programs funded under part B of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (42 U.S.C. 5714–1 et seq.) to report on long-term housing outcomes for youth after exiting the program. The study of any such program should provide information on housing services available to youth upon exiting the program, including assistance in locating and retaining permanent housing and referrals to other residential programs. In addition, the study should identify housing models and placement strategies that prevent future episodes of homelessness.”


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