As with any population, the most effective way to end youth homelessness is through a housing-focused systemic response that includes diversion and prevention; crisis and permanent housing intervention; and connections to mainstream services and supports. This workshop will highlight lessons learned from the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) communities and others that have improved data analysis, outreach, crisis response, permanent housing, and service connections, and mainstream partnerships to fundamentally change the way we address youth homelessness.