Transitional Housing Program for Emancipated Foster/Probation Youth (THP-Plus)
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The National Low Income Housing Coalition is providing this data as a public service. NLIHC will continue to update the database. The accuracy of the data is based on information provided by the programs' administrators and user submissions.
THP-Plus is one of three transitional housing programs for current and former foster youth. To be eligible, a youth must have exited foster care on or after his/her 18th birthday. Participants receive transitional housing from THP-Plus providers certified by the county, as well as supportive services. The passage of SB 1252 in 2014 gave each county the option to extend THP-Plus benefits from age 24 to 25 and from 24 months to 36 months. In order to receive such benefits beyond age 24 or for more than 24 months, the youth must either be completing secondary education or be enrolled in an institution that provides postsecondary education.
There is no funding allocation for the THP-Plus program. Counties use local tax revenues.
Contact: Rick Pimentel/John Burton Foundation, California Department of Social Services, 916-653-1826, [email protected]