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Philly Offers Affordable Housing to Help Parents Regain Custody of Kids in Foster Care
By Nina Feldman, WHYY | June 27, 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.
In Philadelphia, not having a safe, stable place to live prevents parents whose children have been placed in foster care from regaining custody 40 percent of the time — 10 percent higher than the national average — according to a recent study by the city.
That’s why Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services and Office of Homeless Services have partnered on a new program that gives priority for affordable housing to people whose kids are in the custody of child welfare.