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Advocates Say New Mexico Should do Better, in Response to Child Welfare Settlement Report


Landlord Incentive Program Helps House Young Adults At Risk Of Homelessness

A new program in New Mexico would give financial incentives to landlords who provide housing options for youth aging out of foster care and young adults facing homelessness.

New Homes in Southern California Will Keep Siblings in Foster Care Together


New Homes in Southern California Will Keep Siblings in Foster Care Together

The city of Palmdale, California is moving forward on a housing project that keeps siblings in foster care housed together.

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New Housing Capacity Project for Former Foster Youth in California

John Burton Advocates for Youth has put together a $1.2 million fund to help raise California’s capacity to house thousands of former foster youth at risk of experiencing homelessness. 

More Housing Will Soon Open Up for L.A. Former Foster Youth


More Housing Will Soon Open Up for L.A. Former Foster Youth

Los Angeles County leaders have approved a plan to expand housing options for young adults who’ve left the foster care system.

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Guidance Process Finally Underway for Housing After Foster Care Program

A coalition of current and former foster youth conceived of and pushed for the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act, which became law in late 2020.
After more than a year in development, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued official rules and regulations for states around the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act, which codified in law a program to support housing stability for youth who age out of foster care. 

Parental Rights for Those Involved in Foster Care


Setting an Equity-minded Policy Agenda for People who Experienced Foster Care

We need policies that address equity in housing and education for those who have experienced foster care, writes Kenyon Lee Whitman.


    California Expanding Job Training to Systems-Impacted Youth, Replicating Successful Los Angeles Model

    Following a model out of L.A., community-based organizations in California combine federal job training funds with other essential services for young people leaving foster care or probation — including housing and education support.

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    Intergenerational Housing Connects Vulnerable Youth and Seniors

    Intergenerational housing communities have been a growing trend since the 1990s and recently, these models have been built for an overlooked group: Youth who have transitioned out of foster care and are living on their own.


    Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts

    The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 11 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.