Housing for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
For many young people who age out of foster care, the transition to adulthood and economic self-sufficiency can be abrupt. At age 18 or 21, these young adults—who numbered fewer than 28,000 in 2010—must find and secure suitable housing and, in most cases, do so with little or no support from either their family or the state. As a result, many youth who age out of foster care find themselves homeless or precariously housed.
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