Tuesday, August 28, 2018

We need the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act to pass, in order to help former foster youth between ages 18-25 with housing.

The latest research demonstrates that even when states extend foster care supports to 21, there are still barriers to housing:

Findings Regarding Housing Options for Young Adults in States That Have Extended Foster Care Supports to Age 21

  • Housing program is at capacity.
  • Housing program is not eligible to serve young adults in extended foster care.
  • Housing program does not receive child welfare funding.
  • Young adult does not meet the program's eligibility criteria.
  • Caseworker did not inform youth about or refer young adults to the program.
  • Young adult was referred to but not selected by the program.
  • Licensing or other regulations limit potential housing options.