This brief spotlights housing options that states can consider as they plan to extend foster care beyond the age of 18. It is a product of Success Beyond 18, a national campaign by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative aimed at forging a better path for young people who are transitioning from foster care to adulthood.

February 14, 2014

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Why young adults in foster care need stable housing.

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    Tips to help states design effective housing options for these youth.

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    Topics states should consider when implementing these designs.

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    Why it’s important to offer a spectrum of placement options.

Key Takeaway

Access to supportive, affordable and developmentally appropriate housing is critical for youth in foster care

Youth are moving out of foster homes and into homelessness at an alarming frequency. In fact, nearly 40% of foster care alumni report being homeless or couch surfing since exiting the system, according to one study. 

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