Please join John Burton Advocates for Youth for a webinar discussing the upcoming expansion of transitional housing for former foster youth, in addition to important related policy changes.
As of July 1, 2022, the length of the Transitional Housing Program-Plus (THP-Plus) increased from 24 to 36 months for all youth. Additionally, youth may participate until they turn 25 instead of 24. THP-Plus is administered by county child welfare agencies, which most often contract with non-profit organizations to provide housing and supportive services to former foster and out-of-home probation youth.
These policy changes were accompanied by $25.3 million in the 2022-23 state budget to expand the number of youth that can be served in transitional housing. This annual investment has the potential to fund an additional 800 housing slots, which would increase the program’s capacity from approximately 1,300 to 2,100 youth. The $25.3 million in funding was directed to the Transitional Housing Program administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to county child welfare agencies, a funding source commonly used in combination with local THP-Plus funding.
The webinar will feature a representative from HCD who will outline the process for accessing Transitional Housing Program funding, in addition to a JBAY staff member who will provide recommendations for both immediate and longer-term steps that county child welfare agencies and THP-Plus providers can take in response to the THP-Plus policy changes and expansion.
Join us for: a webinar discussing the upcoming expansion of transitional housing for former foster youth.