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Find and Keep Housing for Transitional Age and Former Foster Youth

This Honoring Emancipated Youth Housing Guide provides practical advice on how to find and keep housing for transitional age and former foster youth. The guide was written by former foster youth, volunteers and community members. This guide is dedicated to housing and is a valuable resource to any young person, but especially former foster youth and disconnected transitional aged youth. This guide strives to provide guidance to youth ages 18-24 to procure safe and affordable housing.

Note: This guide was written for California youth, but was included here because of the valuable information contained within.



Foster Club's Transition Toolkit

The FosterClub Transition Toolkit can help foster youth and the adults supporting them develop a comprehensive transition plan. This Transition Toolkit is built around ten different domains (or topics): finances + money management; job + career; life skills; identity; permanence; education; self-care + health; housing; transportation; community; culture and social life. In this Toolkit, each of these domains is shown as a line on a subway map. The “subway” map will give you a look at everything you’ll need to plan for on your way to successful life on your own. The Toolkit also provides with transition planning worksheet templates.


Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) - Family Unification Program (FUP) Q&A

The website below contains questions and answers and a brief overview of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Family Unification Program (FUP).


Services for Foster Care Youth and Former Foster Care Youth

This is one of the "Need to Know" series brochure published by Youth in Progress. The brochure briefly describes available services for foster youth and former foster youth, including the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program, that are available in New York State. This brochure also includes relevant resources information.

Developed by the Council on Children and Families and Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council