Housing Services

Stable housing provides stability for youth and influences other areas of their lives. The Department of Family and Children's Services offers a range of housing options for TAY in partnership with community agencies; Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP), THP Plus Foster Care and THP Plus Aftercare. In addition, the Housing Navigator and Maintenance Program is available to youth for additional support.

Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP)

THPP is a placement opportunity for youth in foster care, ages 16-17, in which youth learn independent living skills in preparation for subsequent transitional housing such as THP Plus Foster Care and THP Plus Aftercare.

Participants live with roommates in apartments and single-family dwellings with regular support and supervision provided by THPP provider staff, county social workers, and ILP case managers.

Transitional Housing Placement Non-minor Dependent (THP -NMD)

The THP-NMDis a voluntary, supportive housing program for young adults in foster care, 18-21 years of age and participating in extended foster care. Housing options include:

  • Single Site: a home or complex owned by provider with onsite staff or monitor.
  • Scattered Site: an apartment or room rental in the community.
  • Host Family Model: youth can live with a previous permanent connection.

During their time in THP Plus-FC, youth must be meeting criteria of Extended Foster Care and meet regularly with their case manager to ensure they are progressing towards their goals.

Transitional Housing Placement Plus (THP Plus or THP Plus-AC)

The THP Plus, also known as THP Plus-Aftercare program or THP Plus-AC, assists emancipated youth as they move from dependency to self-sufficiency by providing housing and supportive services. For a youth to be eligible for THP Plus-AC, the youth must have aged-out/emancipated from the Child Welfare System and be between the ages of 18-25. There are three different housing options to choose from including:

  • Scattered Sites: an apartment or room rental in the community.
  • Host Family Model: youth can live with a previous permanent connection.
  • Single Site:  an apartment that allows for shared housing specific to foster youth

Young adults can receive services through THP Plus-AC for 3 years or until the youth's 25th birthday.

During their time, participants will work closely with their case managers to ensure they are progressing towards their goals identified in the Step TILP (Supportive Transitional Emancipation Program Transitional Independent Living Plan). Participants must be employed or in school and maintain regular contact with their case manager.

Housing Navigator and Maintenance Program (HNMP)

HNMP connects homeless and/or at-risk of homeless current and former foster youth to housing programs, including the FYI/HCV program, by develop a housing plan to address Young adults can receive support identifying housing options from ages 18-24.

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