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Meeting Name: Committee on General Welfare Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/24/2020 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: REMOTE HEARING (VIRTUAL ROOM 1)
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T2020-6822 *   Oversight - Foster Care Task Force ProgressOversight Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
T2020-6822 *   Oversight - Foster Care Task Force ProgressOversight Filed, by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0148-2018 *Stephen T. Levin  Requiring that the Dept of Homeless Services recognize time spent in foster care as homelessness for the purpose of meeting rental voucher eligibility requirements.IntroductionSome youths who have spent time in foster care have difficulty obtaining stable housing; many youths end up “couchsurfing,” in homeless shelters, or in the corrections system. Additionally, according to a report from a local advocacy organization, homeless mothers are more likely to have spent time in foster care. This bill would allow youths who have spent time in foster care to be eligible for rental assistance vouchers that would allow them to obtain stable housing. Eligibility would be limited to those 24 years old or younger.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0148-2018 *Stephen T. Levin  Requiring that the Dept of Homeless Services recognize time spent in foster care as homelessness for the purpose of meeting rental voucher eligibility requirements.IntroductionSome youths who have spent time in foster care have difficulty obtaining stable housing; many youths end up “couchsurfing,” in homeless shelters, or in the corrections system. Additionally, according to a report from a local advocacy organization, homeless mothers are more likely to have spent time in foster care. This bill would allow youths who have spent time in foster care to be eligible for rental assistance vouchers that would allow them to obtain stable housing. Eligibility would be limited to those 24 years old or younger.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available