Reports

Connected by 25: Financing Housing SupportsConnected by 25: Financing Policies and Practices That Support Permanency

 

The Finance Project

Initiatives designed to improve the lives of youths aging out of foster care could be funded by tapping federal child welfare resources, creating public-private partnerships and improving coordination across systems, according to two new briefs from The Finance Project.

A lack of affordable housing and limited support systems cause 12 percent to 36 percent of former foster care youth to experience homelessness, according to the project’s first brief. Increased funding could help child welfare leaders address young people’s needs through the use of permanent, transitional and emergency housing programs and services.

According to the second brief, permanent family relationships are essential to the success of young people aging out of care; however, about 25,000 youths a year never achieve permanency. The brief’s suggested financial strategies aim to assist child welfare leaders in bringing about the changes to agency cultures, policies and procedures that will support increased permanency for youths.

Free, 32 pages. (202) 628-4200, http://www.financeproject.org/publications/FinancingHousingSupport.pdf.

Free, 44 pages. (202) 628-4200, http://www.financeproject.org/publications/FinancingPoliciesAndPractices.pdf.

 

Comments

Youth Today is the only independent, internationally distributed digital media publication that is read by thousands of professionals in the youth service field.

Youth Today adheres to high-quality journalistic standards, providing readers with professional news coverage dedicated to examining a wide spectrum of complex issues in the youth services industry from legislation to community-based youth work.

EDITORIAL INDEPENDENCE

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue.

DONORS & DONOR TRANSPARENCY

We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization. Donors may be quoted, mentioned or featured in our stories. Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors. Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions…(read more)

Archives

Categories

Recent Comments

Kennesaw State University Mountain Logo & Ceneter for Sustainable Journalism Logo
LOGO Institute for Nonprofit News 3 turquoise boxes stacked in "J" shape

Copyright © 2018 Youth Today and MVP Themes --- Published by Center for Sustainable Journalism,
Kennesaw State University, 1200 Chastain Blvd. Suite 310, Kennesaw GA 30144

To Top