Housing for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

152 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2014

Date Written: May 2014


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.

Keywords: Affordable Housing, Assisted Housing - General, Public and Assisted Housing, Homelessness, Housing Choice Vouchers/Section 8 & Project-Based Section 8, Publications

Suggested Citation

Dion, Robin and Dworsky, Amy and Kauff, Jackie and Kleinman, Rebecca, Housing for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care (May 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2446532 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2446532

Amy Dworsky

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Jackie Kauff

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Rebecca Kleinman

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