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Housing & Homelessness
|Webinar
This virtual policy briefing focused on youth homelessness featured A Way Home Washington, where 10 communities are on their way to achieving functional zero youth homelessness, and Community Solutions, the team behind the national Built for Zero initiative focused on measurably and equitably ending homelessness by reaching functional zero.
Last Updated Sep 28, 2022
Housing & Homelessness
|Webinar
This John Burton Advocates for Youth web seminar discussed 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.
Last Updated Aug 31, 2022
Housing & Homelessness
|Fact Sheet
The 2022-23 California state budget includes funding for two mainstream homelessness programs with specified funding to address homelessness among youth: The Homekey Program (page 1) and the Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) Program (page 2). Information about these investments is included in budget bills SB 154, AB 178, and AB 180. Governing language is included in 2022 budget trailer bill on housing, SB 197, as well as the 2021 budget trailer bill on housing, AB 140. ______________________________
Last Updated Jul 28, 2022
Housing & Homelessness
|Fact Sheet
The 2021-22 California state budget includes ongoing funding, championed by Assemblymember Phil Ting for three programs helping current and former foster youth achieve stable housing, and one-time funding for training for social workers and probation officers. Information about these investments is included in the Public Social Services budget trailer bill, AB 153.
Last Updated Jul 22, 2022
Housing & Homelessness
|Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides information about the Transitional Housing Placement for Non-minor Dependents (THP-NMD) Housing Supplement, which was established in 2020 to address the high cost of housing in some counties across California. This resource supplements the THP-NMD rate paid to providers on behalf of youth placed in their programs. Housing Supplement amounts vary across eligible counties, based on the cost of housing in that county according to Fair Market Rent. A higher supplement amount is paid to providers for housing youth who are custodial parents.
Last Updated Jul 15, 2022
Housing & Homelessness
|Fact Sheet
The 2022-23 California state budget includes $8.7 million in ongoing funding, championed by Assemblymember Phil Ting for the expansion of the Housing Navigation and Maintenance Program. This fact sheet provides information about this budget investment and accompanying policy changes.
Last Updated Jul 12, 2022
Housing & Homelessness
|Fact Sheet
The 2022-23 California state budget includes $25.3 million in ongoing funding, championed by Assemblymember Phil Ting for the expansion of transitional housing for former foster and out-of-home probation youth. This fact sheet provides information about this budget investment and accompanying policy changes.
Last Updated Jul 12, 2022
Housing & Homelessness
|Publication
This publication profiles 10 organizations that have used the Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) program to reduce youth homelessness in their communities.
Last Updated Jun 14, 2022
Housing & Homelessness
|Webinar
The webinar spotlights two projects serving youth that have successfully been awarded Homekey funding: Mesa Ojai in Ventura County and Valley Lodge Apartments in Napa County. Representatives from each group detail how their projects came together and what future programming is in store. A representative from HCD discusses how projects serving youth have been prioritized throughout the second round of Homekey awards, and JBAY provides resources for those interested in applying during the third round of Homekey, which will open later this year.
Last Updated May 25, 2022
Housing & Homelessness
|Publication
These two publications profile projects awarded Homekey 2.0 funding to create housing for youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development, Homekey funds the purchase, rehabilitation, and construction of interim and permanent housing for individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Homekey rounds two and three contain a “youth set-aside,” requiring 8% of Homekey funds to be available for projects serving youth.
Last Updated May 24, 2022
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