Issue Brief: Evaluating Housing Programs for Youth who Age out of Foster Care
Youth who age out of foster care face a variety of challenges during the transition to adulthood. Among the greatest may be achieving housing stability. In fact, several studies published during the past two decades have found high rates of homelessness among former foster youth (for example, Dworsky and Courtney, 2010; Dworsky, Napolitano, and Courtney, 2013; Fowler, Toro, and Miles, 2009). Although a number of programs have been developed to address the housing needs of this population, almost nothing about their effect on youth outcomes is known.