THP-Plus Spending Strategies
This document outlines a series of strategies for counties that are not spending their full THP-Plus allocation for how to spend THP-Plus funding to meet the needs former foster youth at risk of homelessness.
Increasing the THP-Plus Rate Based on Fair Market Rent
This document outlines a framework for increasing a county’s THP-Plus rate based on using HUD’s Fair Market Rent as the housing portion of the rate, recommended for counties not spending their full THP-Plus allocation and that have not increased their rate in recent years and/or counties with high cost of rent. Also refer to the 2/23/17 webinar on this topic.
Effective Practices in THP-Plus: Providing Affordable Housing & Supportive Services to Youth Formerly in the Foster Care & Juvenile Probation Systems (2007)
This guide was developed as THP-Plus was moving toward statewide implementation, and assists community-based organizations and county child welfare agencies in the development of high-quality housing for THP-Plus-eligible youth.
A Guide to Implementing THP-Plus: Housing California’s Homeless Former Foster Youth (2006)
This guide was developed to assist county social services agencies and nonprofit organizations develop THP-Plus programs throughout the state. Although the publication pre-dates when THP-Plus changed from a state-funded program to a county-funded program in 2011 and the information about state approval is no longer required, other information including the county certification process is still relevant.
THP-Plus Budget Worksheet
This document provides a template for determining the cost per THP-Plus youth participant, to inform the development of a county’s THP-Plus rate.
This document provides instructions for counties and providers on the certification process required for THP-Plus, which is completed either through the county’s Request for Proposal Certification or through Independent Certification.
This document provides a template for certification, including all materials that must be gathered from THP-Plus providers by counties.
Provider Plan Template
This document provides a template for a THP-Plus provider’s implementation plan. Post-2011 Realignment, these plans are no longer required to be submitted to CDSS, but may be requested by the county.
County of Santa Clara Social Services Agency Requests for Plans (RFP) THP-Plus
This document provides a sample of a county’s Request for THP-Plus Plans. (Compliments of Santa Clara County Social Services Agency)