Preventing Homelessness Among Former Foster Youth: BayLegal and Allied Organizations Present Guidelines for Counties

Categories: Advocacy, News

Bay Area Legal Aid, together with the Youth Law Center and John Burton Advocates for Youth, has developed guidelines for counties to mitigate the increased risk of homelessness and housing instability among youth who exited foster care after age 18. Youth who are facing exit from the Transitional Housing Program-Plus (THP-Plus) during the current public health crisis are exposed to increased risks due to the scarcity of other housing resources and transitional planning supports.

The strategies that BayLegal, YLC, and JBAY have developed emphasize the need to:

  • maintain youth in transitional housing;
  • expand county housing options for transition age youth; and
  • communicate a clear, county-wide strategy for ensuring stability in transitional housing.

 

For the details of the strategy, please download the PDF document, “Six Immediate Steps Counties Can Take to Ensure Housing Stability and Maximize Participation in Transitional Housing Program-Plus (THP-Plus) During COVID-19.”