AB 2416 (Gabriel) will require that colleges consider homelessness as an extenuating circumstance when evaluating appeals for the loss of financial aid due to not making academic progress standards.
As part of a coalition of child welfare advocates, John Burton Advocates for Youth is requesting Governor Newsom and the California State Legislature take specific actions to protect the health and well-being of California’s children and youth in foster care.
This proposal, championed by Assemblymember Phil Ting, would prevent California’s foster care system from contributing to the growing homelessness crisis by establishing a THP-NMD Housing Supplement. Click here to learn more.
This bill, authored by Senator Jim Beall, will clarify the role of FYSCPs to include coordination of efforts to support FAFSA completion among foster youth who are high school seniors. It will also add FAFSA completion rates to their bi-annual reporting requirement. Click here to learn more.
This budget proposal would dedicate 10% of an ongoing $2 billion housing investment to homeless youth. This approach was taken in 2018 and 2019, when 5 percent and 8 percent of one-time homelessness funding was dedicated to youth homelessness. Click here to learn more.