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HUD Demonstration Extends Length of Housing Vouchers for Former Foster Youth
The new opportunity helps eligible young people receive housing support for up to five years.

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Tool Helps Foster Youth Keep their Documents Safe and Discover Local Resources
Designed by foster youth, My JumpVault helps young people stay connected to important information and allies.

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Creating Employment Training Programs for Opportunity Youth
A toolkit from Heartland Alliance details new information, requirements tied to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

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Help Students Experiencing Homelessness Apply for College Financial Aid
We share five tips and resources from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth.

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National Runaway Prevention Month 2015: Preventing and Responding to Youth Homelessness
Learn about interventions that strengthen families and young people's ability to be self-sufficient.

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National Runaway Prevention Month 2015: 6 Questions to Identify Youth at Highest Risk of Long-Term Homelessness
A triage tool helps agencies give housing to young people with the strongest need.

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Read the Department of Education's Letter Clarifying Financial Aid Options for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
The important question for higher education institutions to ask students, the department says, is not why they are homeless but whether they have been determined to be homeless and unaccompanied by an adult.

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Learn About Strategies for Preparing Youth for Employment
As part of implementing the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the government has rolled out a new online teaching and learning community.

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3 Ways to Build Education and Career Opportunities for Disconnected Youth
A new report from the American Youth Policy Forum gleans lessons from programs in Connecticut and Michigan.

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Colleges Support Homeless Students by Designating One Point of Contact
Learn about the new model some states are adapting to support unaccompanied youth as they enter and advance through college.

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