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Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2019

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A bill to provide Federal housing assistance on behalf of youths who are aging out of foster care, and for other purposes.


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11/06/2019Introduced in Senate

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11/07/2019Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 116-125.
11/06/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
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Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs11/06/2019 Referred to
11/07/2019 Hearings by

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Introduced in Senate (11/06/2019)

Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2019

This bill requires public housing agencies (PHAs) that administer housing choice voucher programs to, in coordination with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, extend tenant-based assistance for youth aging out of foster care under specified circumstances. Under current law, public housing assistance is available for up to 36 months for low-income youth who are 18 to 24 years old, left foster care at age 16 or older (or will soon leave foster care), and are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The bill requires PHAs to extend such housing assistance for up to 24 months (subject to available funds) for youth who are (1) employed; (2) enrolled in a workforce development program; (3) pursuing postsecondary education, high school diploma, or equivalent; or (4) participating in a family self-sufficiency program. Youth who are (1) parents (or have a dependent under age 6), (2) participating in an addiction recovery program, or (3) unable to comply due to a medical condition must receive extended housing assistance without meeting these requirements.

Further, youth receiving extended housing assistance are eligible for available supportive services. PHAs also must coordinate with local child welfare agencies to receive referrals for the housing assistance program.