Policy Brief: Leveraging the American Rescue Plan’s Housing Resources to Help Families

Communities have relied on institutional settings such as homeless shelters, jails and prisons, nursing homes, and foster care for far too long to house youth and families in crisis. Yet, long-term studies over the past few decades have revealed the devastating effects of separating families caught in the institutional systems.

CSH collaborated with Casey Family Programs to produce a comprehensive policy brief for service providers on how you can leverage the housing resources provided by The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law by President Biden in March 2021

ARPA funding gives jurisdictions the flexibility to direct and align new housing and service resources that can prevent or end experiences of homelessness, housing instability, and family separation to help families in need.

The policy brief includes opportunities for leaders from child welfare, human services and housing agencies to partner to develop supportive housing solutions to help children, youth and families thrive.

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