H.R.4300: Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2019
The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act (H.R. 4300) would provide minors who are aging out of foster care federal housing assistance, thus averting the risk of immediate homelessness. Under this bill, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and local Public Housing Authorities (PHA) will coordinate with Public Child Welfare Agencies (PCWA) to match up foster youth with 3-year housing vouchers, when and where demand exists. Foster alumni could extend their housing assistance for up to two years contingent on their participation in self-sufficiency activities, such as pursuing higher education, vocational training, or employment. Participating foster care alumni are also eligible to take advantage of any wrap-around or supportive services offered by, or through, the local PHA.
S. 2803 is the Senate companion bill introduced by Sen. Sherrod Brown.View Full Overview