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Older Youth Pandemic Relief: Housing Assistance for Youth with Experience in Foster Care During the Pandemic and Recovery


On May 12th, 2021, FosterClub and Youth Law Center hosted a webinar with the National Center for Housing and Child Welfare focused on states and jurisdictions, and tribes can maximize Chafee funding, emergency rental assistance, and other funding streams to help young people access and maintain safe, stable, and affordable housing during the pandemic and recovery after. 

  • Summary of the Law and Implementation Updates

  • Overview of Funding Sources to Help Young People Access Housing. 

  • Accessing Housing Options for Youth and Young Adults

  • Q&A

The goal of this webinar is to provide information about the funding made available through the various COVID relief bills that service providers and advocates can use to provide housing support to young people with experience in foster care right now during this pandemic and after September 30, 2021, which is when multiple flexibilities in the Consolidated Approptaions end. 

View the webinar recording here > > >

Download the slides >>> 


  1.  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development list of emergency housing vouchers 
  2. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Emergency Housing Vouchers – Operating Requirements
  3. Comprehensive List of Emergency Rental Assistance Programs

The Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act (H.R. 7947) became law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act on December 27, 2020 (PL 116-260). This law is intended to bring significant emergency relief to young people in and from foster care. Young people in and from care were instrumental in the passage of this law, and young people must be involved in the implementation process. 

Save the Date! Join us for our next Webinar Wednesday, May 19th at 4:00 pm ET/ 1:00 pm PT on implementation highlights from Indiana! 

Reach out to [email protected] for questions about this webinar or implementation. 

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