Youth Services Insider


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. 

Setting an Equity Minded Policy Agenda for People who Experienced 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.

A quarter of foster youth ages 18 to 26 surveyed in New York faced or feared housing instability during the coronavirus pandemic.


New York Foster Youth and Advocates Rally For Housing During the Pandemic, Urge Lawmakers to Revisit Permanent Supports

Survey results from New York City’s older foster youth revealed how the pandemic has intensified their struggles for housing.


A Village Apart: Lummi Nation Creates a Unique Community to Support Families

Sche'lang’en Village, which opened in 2017, is a housing development that preserves Native American families by providing support and opportunities for transformational life changes.


Use Federal Child Welfare Funds to Prevent Family Housing Crises

The economic shutdowns, imposed by the government in an effort to keep Americans safe, have levied severe financial stress upon families. According to a study by Columbia University, an additional 8 million households have plunged into poverty.


Kids Count Survey Paints Grim Picture as Congress Works on Deadline

Even before the novel coronavirus gripped the United States last March, about 12 million American kids were living in poverty and 4.4 million had no health insurance. But at least things had been gradually improving in some ways since the Great Recession.