August 14, 2015  |  Statewide

Homeless Survey of Persons Formerly in Foster Care

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs is forwarding the survey below which is being conducted by the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council (“Council”). One of the tasks of the Council is to develop recommendations for the Children’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding the issue of youth who become homeless after leaving foster care.

This survey is intended to gather information on the experience after foster care with homelessness. The Council plans to use this information to help develop recommendations to address some of the challenges that impact youth homelessness.

For the purposes of this survey, homeless youth are defined as unaccompanied youth ages 12 to 24 who are without consistent family support and are living in shelters, on the streets, in cars or vacant buildings, or living in other unstable circumstances.

The survey will close on Wednesday, August 19th.