California Budget Offers Some Targeted Help for Foster Youth and Families
Identity Thieves Targeting Foster Youths’ COVID Relief
Pandemic assistance has been made available to California's current and former foster youth, but fraud and lack of access can prevent them from ever benefitting from the financial help.
$1 Billion Tax Credit for Working Poor Caps Newsom’s First California Budget
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) finalized a budget deal with the state legislature on Thursday, securing several important child welfare investments and opening up $1 billion in aid for the state’s working poor.
Yes, the Adoption Tax Credit is for Foster Care Adoptions
Many people have been told they do not qualify for the Adoption Tax Credit because they had no expenses. This is simply not true! Have you adopted from the foster care system?
New Bill Would Incentivize Hiring of Current, Former Foster Youth
A House bill introduced today would provide tax credits of up to $2,400 to employers who hire current and former foster youth between the ages of 18 and 27. The Improved Employment Outcomes for Foster Youth Act would for the first time include foster youth as an eligible category under the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), which incentivizes the hiring of certain groups who struggle with barriers to employment.