What We’re Doing, and What We Aren’t, About Youth and Family Homelessness
On this week’s podcast, we discuss Biden’s new nominee to lead child welfare and family support policies at the Department of Health and Human Services; the tragic murder of a social worker in Illinois; and it’s decision time for the Supreme Court on the Brackeen v. Haaland case that could decide the fate of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Ruth White of the National Center for Housing and Child Welfare joins us to talk about the first two full years of Foster Youth to Independence, a housing voucher program designed by current and former foster youth that aims to prevent housing instability for those aging out. We also talk about her thoughts on “Housing First” as a strategy, an untapped resource for youth homelessness prevention, and her idea for a “flat rent” approach to help develop savings for former foster youth.
Supreme Court Set to Decide Whether to Take Up Indian Child Welfare Case
Coverage of the Indian Child Welfare Act by The Imprint
January Contreras Nominated for Top Child Welfare Position
DCFS Worker was Stabbed to Death While Responding to Report of Children in Danger in Thayer
Texas v. Haaland Supreme Court Documents
Ben Carson Unveils Major Stable Housing Initiative for Former Foster Youth