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Housing & Homelessness
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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
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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
Economic Security
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This John Burton Advocates for Youth webinar shares the results of a project to increase foster youth utilization of state and federal tax credits, stimulus checks, and tax rebates. The webinar covers the benefits of tax filing for TAY and what it takes to operate a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site dedicated to current and former foster youth.
Last Updated Aug 25, 2022
Education
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This webinar highlighted the empirical basis for two federal bills that are designed to remove barriers to college for youth who have experienced homelessness and foster care: the Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act of 2022 (HEASHFY) and the Fostering Success in Higher Education Act. Leading researchers shared how existing research supports the efficacy of the provisions included in the bills and next steps to move these important pieces of legislation forward.
Last Updated Jul 20, 2022
Housing & Homelessness
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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
Education
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This webinar, hosted by Schoolhouse Connection, John Burton Advocates for Youth and the Youth Law Center was led by young people with lived experience in the foster care system and with homelessness and highlighted the need for: The Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act, The Fostering Success in Higher Education Act, Helping Foster and Homeless Youth Achieve Act, and The Fostering Postsecondary Success for Foster and Homeless Youth Act.
Last Updated May 12, 2022
Housing & Homelessness
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This web seminar marks the release of a report analyzing how Round 2 of the Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) program is serving youth and offering recommendations for policymakers and local jurisdictions.
Last Updated Apr 21, 2022
Education
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To address low rates of college completion among foster youth, the California legislature adopted Senate Bill 12 (SB 12), which requires child welfare and juvenile probation agencies to indicate in the case plans of all foster youth ages 16 and older at least one designated support person who will assist them with college and financial aid applications. This webinar explored best practices for implementing SB 12 requirements and increasing foster youth postsecondary success. Webinar panelists included representatives from the County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children’s Services, and a young adult with lived experience in foster care. The webinar highlighted new resources, including guidance and checklists for education-focused Child and Family Teams (CFTs) and training curricula for social workers, probation officers, and caregivers on supporting foster youths’ college and career aspirations.
Last Updated Apr 12, 2022
Education
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This webinar highlights recommendations from JBAY’s new report and features several college staff and housing services providers, who share how they have partnered together to provide unique solutions to the rising numbers of homeless and housing insecure college students.
Last Updated Apr 6, 2022
Education
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This webinar, delivered in partnership with Fostering Academic Achievement Nationwide (FAAN) was the third webinar in a 3-part series highlighting key findings from briefs on three policy and practice areas critical to advancing the field of foster care and higher education.
Last Updated Mar 16, 2022
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