Special Purpose Vouchers

Seattle Housing Authority program helps foster youth avoid homelessness


From the Seattle Times:

Lexie Lee chose an apartment on the top floor. Hundreds of feet off the ground. Hopeful that it would be high enough to deter someone from breaking in.

Then, finally, she might feel safe.

“Even living on the fifth floor, I feel like Spider-Man is going to come through and open this door sometimes,” she said, motioning to her glass balcony door on a sunny day in May. 

Washington State's PHAs, Department of Children, Youth, and Families Sign Agreeement to Provide to Over 2,100 Housing Vouchers for Child Welfare-Involved Families, Foster Youth


Over 1,500 child welfare-involved families and 600 eligible foster youth across Washington State will now have access to much-needed housing assistance thanks to a historic agreement between the Department of Children, Youth, and Families and a network of public housing authorities and housing non-profits. The housing network pledged 2,167 federal housing vouchers and apartment units for families and youth involved with the child welfare system.

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