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California Sen. Dianne Feinstein led a call to the Biden administration to aid transition-age foster youth, who were hit especially hard during the pandemic.

6/2/2021

Senators Push Biden Administration to Aid Transitional Foster Youth

Thirteen senators led by Dianne Feinstein and Mark Warner called on the Biden administration to aid transition-age foster youth, who were hit especially hard during the pandemic.

Iowa will give one-time, $750 pandemic-relief checks to transition-aged foster youth.

6/2/2021

Iowa Sending $750 Pandemic-Relief Checks to Transition-Age Foster Youth

The Iowa Department of Human Services is ready to cut checks to people between ages 18 and 26 who are or have been in the child welfare system — a one-time payment of $750 to help them help pay rent and utilities.

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7/21/2020

Expanded Tutoring Aims to Keep New York City’s Transition-Age Foster Youth on Graduation Path

A new organization launching in September will provide professional, long-term tutors to New York City’s current and former foster youth. With the coronavirus likely to keep the city’s schools closed or limited in the fall, the founders hope they can help youth stay on track to graduate, especially if they’ve recently left foster care. 

6/26/2020

Aging Out of Foster Care: In Search of a Lifeline

Let’s check in with Peter again, shall we? Readers of The Imprint may remember the plucky former foster kid from Silicon Valley whose luck went from bad to terrible recently when the police confiscated his $600 “hippie van” — his home, his refuge — after he was caught driving without a registration.

5/15/2020

California County Tests Universal Basic Income to Support Youth After Foster Care

In the midst of a brutal pandemic and tanking economy, one California county is taking a lead from former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang in an effort to help former foster youth: universal basic income, no-strings-attached payments to help keep their lives stable in turbulent times.

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1/15/2020

Older New York Foster Youth With Roommates Can Now Get Rent Assistance

Thanks to an amendment to a state social services law approved by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) last month, older foster youth who find a market-rate apartment can now receive a monthly housing subsidy from Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) even if they live with a roommate. 

11/15/2019

Facing Rising Homelessness, Los Angeles Adds Hundreds of Beds for Older Foster Youths

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to boost housing options for transition-age foster youth at its meeting on Tuesday. Two separate investments totaling nearly $9.4 million will open up 237 transitional beds for foster youth at the greatest risk of homelessness over the next year.

9/22/2019

Teen’s Suicide Brings Struggles of L.A.’s LGBTQ Foster Youth into Focus

On Sept. 4, a 19-year-old foster youth stepped in front of a freight train in Pomona and was killed. The only mention of the fatality was brief article published by OnScene.TV,

6/28/2019

$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.