Letter to National Governors Association regarding youth aging out of foster care

Foster Care Alumni of America and National Center for Housing and Child Welfare write to Governor Hogan, Chair of the National Governors Association, to encourage his leadership in urging NGA members to take action to address the needs of young adults aging out of foster care this year. They encourage the following actions:

  • SUSPEND EMANCIPATION PROCEEDINGS FOR ALL YOUTH FACING RELEASE FROM STATE CARE FOR SIX MONTHS
  • ALLOW STREAMLINED RE-ENTRY FOR FORMER FOSTER YOUTH YOUNGER THAN 21
  • EXTEND CHAFEE SERVICES AND HOUSING THROUGH THE AGE OF 23
  • ACCESS “ON DEMAND” HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHERS FOR OLDER FOSTER YOUTH THROUGH HUD’S FUP AND FYI INITIATIVE
  • CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONNECTEDNESS IN THIS TIME OF SOCIAL DISTANCING & ISOLATION
  • EASE ACCESS TO WORK SUPPORTS FOR ALL YOUTH IN NEED OF RE-EMPLOYMENT

Letter here.

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