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Philly Housing Program to Help Reunify Families with Kids in Foster Care
By Rachel Kaufman, Next City | June 28, 2018
Stoneleigh Fellow Nan Feyler has worked closely with City partners to lead the development of a new program that provides rapid rehousing for child welfare-involved families.
For parents whose children have been placed in foster care, lack of stable housing is a major factor in preventing families from being reunited — the main cause, in fact, 40 percent of the time in Philadelphia, reports WHYY, and a third of the time nationally.
So Philly’s Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Office of Homeless Services (OHS) have partnered in the launch of Rapid Re-Housing for Reunification, a program that helps parents get into affordable housing faster, in hopes that it will help reunite them with their children.