Research Report Housing Assistance for Youth Who Have Aged Out of Foster Care
The Role of the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
Mike Pergamit, Marla McDaniel, Amelia Hawkins
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Each year the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program provides $140 million for independent living services to assist youth as they age out of foster care and enter adulthood. Under this formula grant program, states are provided allocations and allowed to use up to 30 percent of program funds for room and board for youth ages 18 to 21 who have left care. This report describes how states are using these funds to provide housing assistance to these vulnerable youth and explores how the assistance provided through this program fits in with other sources of housing assistance available in the states examined.
Research Areas Children and youth Social safety net Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies State programs, budgets Child welfare Youth development
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population