Feds Lift Cap on Housing for Former Foster Youth
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.
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.
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.
Compton Unified’s Trauma Troubles Tied to Residential Segregation
In May, three students and two teachers filed a complaint against Compton Unified School District (CUSD) for failing to accommodate students who have experienced trauma. The lawsuit calls for the school district to provide academic and counseling services to students who have experienced trauma, recognizing the trauma as a disability.