Foster youth experience homelessness and financial insecurity at a higher rate due to a lack of support after aging out of the foster care system.
The San Jose City Council and the county of Santa Clara have granted approval for the development of two affordable housing projects to support vulnerable communities and provide additional units. There are currently 40 apartments reserved for foster youth, 20 for the homeless, and the remainder for low-income families and individuals. The allocated apartments will be available for foster youth between the ages of 15 to 24 to support their transition to independent living. Read the full article here.