Transitional Housing for Current and Former System-Involved Youth

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Preventing Involuntary Exits from Transitional Housing Program-Plus (THP-Plus) was developed after young adults reported being exited prematurely from their transitional housing programs, sometimes without notice or proper process. In THP-Plus, a transitional program for former foster youth, a quarter of program exits are involuntary. Our new advocacy guide summarizes the legal protections that young adults have--both as former foster youth and as tenants--to remain in THP-Plus and stay housed. The guide also contains advocacy checklists, practice scenarios, and links to other relevant resources.

The Transitional Housing Placement Program for Minors (THP-M) is a transitional housing placement for youth in foster care ages 16 to 18. The THP-M program offers supervised, transitional housing services to foster youth under the supervision of the county welfare department or the juvenile probation department. The goal of THP-M is to assist youth transitioning from foster care to independent living by increasing the freedom and responsibilities of the youth as they near transition to extended foster care.

Transitional Housing Program-Plus (THP-Plus) is a transitional housing program designed to provide housing and supportive transitional services to former foster youth who are 18 to 24 years of age (or up to age 25 in some cases), including youth who were placed in foster care by juvenile probation. The dual components of THP-Plus include (1) the housing subsidy and services facilitated by the county and (2) youth's possession of the housing unit "that was secured by, but may not be owned by, the THP-Plus housing agency." The purpose of THP-Plus is to assist youth as they move from dependency to self-sufficiency.

The Transitional Housing Placement program for Non-Minor Dependents (THP-NMD) is a transitional housing placement for nonminor dependents (NMDs), ages 18 to 21. THP-NMD programs offer supervised, transitional housing services to nonminor dependent foster youth under the supervision of the county welfare department or the juvenile probation department. The goal of THP-NMD is to provide safe housing for NMDs and services to support the skills youth need to transition to independent living.

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These template letters can help you assist your client in accessing affordable housing. Template letters include 1) a referral letter for FYI from civil legal aid attorney; 2) a referral letter for FUY from civil legal aid attorney; and 3) information gathering letter on existing FYI program

This factsheet providers an overview of Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative and Family Unification Program (FUP) Housing Choice Vouchers

THP-NMD: An Advocacy Guide to Preventing Involuntary Exits was developed after young adults reported being exited prematurely from their transitional housing programs, sometimes without notice or proper process. Our new advocacy guide summarizes the legal protections that young adults have--both as former foster youth and as tenants--to remain in THP-NMD programs and stay housed. The guide also contains advocacy checklists, practice scenarios, and links to other relevant resources. The new publication is a companion piece to a similar and related guide YLC published in the fall of 2020 related to the THP-Plus housing program.