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The Family Unification Program: A Housing Resource for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care


Authors: Dion, Robin M.     Dworsky, Amy     Kauff, Jackie     Kleinman, Rebecca    

Report Acceptance Date: May 2014 (33 Pages)

Posted Date: May 29, 2014

When youth in foster care reach age 18 (age 21 in some states) and leave the child welfare system without having achieved permanency through reunification, adoption, or legal guardianship, they must abruptly transition to living independently. Unlike their peers, these youth typically must make the transition without financial or other support from parents. As a result, many who age out of foster care find themselves homeless or precariously housed.

This report is based in part on surveys of public housing authorities and child welfare agencies.

Click here for the Family Unification Program Youth data.

Click here for more details on the Housing for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care.


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