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DIVISION 31. HOUSING AND HOME FINANCE [50000 - 54034]

  ( Division 31 repealed and added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 610. )

PART 2. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT [50400 - 50899.7]

  ( Heading of Part 2 amended by Stats. 1981, Ch. 996. )

CHAPTER 11.8. Housing Navigation for Young Adults [50811- 50811.]
  ( Chapter 11.8 added by Stats. 2021, Ch. 86, Sec. 13. )

50811.
  

(a) Subject to an appropriation in the annual Budget Act to the Department of Housing and Community Development to continue the housing navigator program established as a result of the allocation in Provision (3) of Item 2240-103-0001 of the Budget Act of 2019, the department shall allocate funding to county child welfare agencies to provide housing navigators to help young adults between 18 years of age and 21 years of age, inclusive, secure and maintain housing. A county that receives an allocation pursuant to this subdivision shall give priority to young adults in the foster care system.

(b) The department shall consult with the State Department of Social Services, the Department of Finance, and the County Welfare Directors Association of California to develop an allocation schedule for purposes of distributing funds allocated to counties pursuant to subdivision (a).

(c) The housing navigator program for a county that accepts an allocation of money pursuant to this section shall provide training to its child welfare agency social workers and probation officers who serve nonminor dependents. The training shall address an overview of the housing resources available through the local coordinated entry system, homeless continuum of care, and county public agencies, including, but not limited to, housing navigation, permanent affordable housing, THP-Plus, and housing choice vouchers. The training shall also address how to access and receive a referral to existing housing resources, the social worker’s and probation officer’s role in identifying unstable housing situations for youth, and referring youth to housing assistance programs.

(d) If a child welfare agency accepts any distribution of money, it shall report the following data to the Department of Housing and Community Development on an annual basis:

(1) The number of homeless youth served.

(2) The number of foster children served.

(3) The number of homeless youth who exited homelessness into temporary housing.

(4) The number of homeless youth who exited homelessness into permanent housing.

(Added by Stats. 2021, Ch. 86, Sec. 13. (AB 153) Effective July 16, 2021.)

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