Former Foster Youth Lack Adequate Access to Affordable Housing


Lessen the Requirements for Permanent Supportive Housing

By creating these requirements, we are demanding our homeless populations to prove that they are worthy of housing, writes Alex Furtado.

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Feds Lift Cap on Housing for Former Foster Youth

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaking at a 2019 event announcing the Foster Youth to Independence initiative. Photo courtesy of HUD
The Trump administration has updated a program for former foster youth to enable far more public housing associations to participate.


Los Angeles County Dedicates $11.8M in State Homelessness Funding to Youth 

As the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors moved to make big investments Tuesday toward stemming the county’s homelessness crisis, they voted to direct more of that money to support the growing number of youth experiencing homelessness.  


Trump Administration Reviewing Plan for Housing Support to Any Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Jamole Callahan is turning 40 this year. He’s carved out a successful career in advocacy and motivational speaking (his Twitter handle is @MrMotivator). But in college, as a youth who had aged out of foster care, his path was far from stable.


More Than 12,000 California Youth are Homeless. What’s Being Done to Change That?

On any given night in 2018, 159,911 youth younger than 25 across the country were homeless — 36,361 of them on their own. One-third of them were in California. As the homeless youth population declines nationwide, California remains the state with the highest population of people experiencing homelessness overall and the highest number of unaccompanied homeless youth, according to the 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment from the U.S.


How L.A.’s Housing Crisis Makes Family Reunification Much Harder

High housing costs and long hours at a minimum wage job came down hard on Claudia.* She tried to make it work, to keep her family of four children sheltered and cared for in a room behind her father’s repair shop in the San Fernando Valley, a vast suburb of Los Angeles.

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    Trump Taps Carson, Not Woodson, To Lead Housing and Urban Development

    In late November, Youth Services Insider reported on the possibility that Robert Woodson, Sr., president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, would lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development for President-Elect Donald Trump.

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    Bob Woodson, Veteran Leader on Community-Based Solutions to Youth Violence, in the Mix for HUD Secretary

    Robert Woodson, Sr., the founder and longtime president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, told The Washington Post that he had discussed the possibility of serving as Housing and Urban Development (HUD ) secretary in the administration of President-Elect Donald Trump.


    Los Angeles Requests Millions for Homeless Individuals, Families and Youth

    The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) submitted an application to the federal government on September 12 for $104,949,390 million for projects to provide housing and services to L.A.’s homeless population, including almost $5 million specifically for transitional housing for youth.