worse housing stability for LGBTQ participants compared to their cisgender peers
Young people of color and youth who are LGBTQ also reported more challenges to stable housing than the comparison group. Youth who are LGBTQ (both White and of color) along with youth of color who are straight and cisgender reported recent homelessness and couch surfing at higher rates than their peers who are White, cisgender, and straight. Based on response rates to the homelessness and couch surfing questions, we combined data into a single housing instability measure to eliminate overlap and estimate the prevalence of housing instability in either form. The statistically significant differences between the comparison group and their peers who are LGBTQ or of color remained. Furthermore, youth of color who are LGBTQ reported the highest rates of housing instability, with almost one in four experiencing homelessness or couch surfing in the six months before they completed the survey.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
The Jim Casey Initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Jim Casey Initiative is part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropy that builds a brighter future for the nation’s children and youth by developing solutions to strengthen families; building paths to economic opportunity; and transforming struggling communities into safe and healthy places to live, work, and grow. Established in 2001, the Jim Casey Initiative leverages its hands-on work across 17 states,3 using the latest adolescent brain research and engaging young people to drive state policy and practice improvements that help all young people make successful transitions from foster care to adulthood (The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2017). This includes a range of strategies to improve outcomes in four priority areas: permanency, stable housing, educational success and economic security, and prevention of early pregnancy and support for young parents.
young people ages 14 to 26
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
This analysis uses data obtained through follow-up Opportunity Passport Participant Surveys (OPPS) completed by 2,557 young people in April 2017. The April 2017 OPPS represents the first round of survey administration incorporating SOGI questions. […] The LGBTQ sample for the analyses reported in this article consists of young people who reported (1) not identifying with their gender assigned at birth or (2) a sexual orientation other than straight. Those young people who reported that they were unsure of their gender identity or sexual orientation, and those who reported “at times” having a gender identity different from birth or a sexual orientation other than straight, were also included in this group. Ultimately, 17% of the sample, or 426 young people, met these requirements and are considered LGBTQ in the analysis.
data on the 426 young people (17% of the April 2017 sample) who reported (1) not identifying with their gender reported at birth or (2) a sexual orientation other than straight.
survey conducted in April 2017