Hawaii Department of Human Services

A representative from Hawaii would like to know if there any other State TANF programs that offer services or have partnerships that assist/support Runaway Youth or Unaccompanied Youth. If yes, what are the allowable ways to fund these efforts and how have the States met TANF requirements and what types of services are they providing these youth?
Record Type: 
Question / Response(s)
Date: 
December 2017
Source: 
OFA Peer TA
Agency/Organization: 
Hawaii DHS
State: 
Hawaii
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • TANF Program Administration

Comments

District of Columbia
05 Feb, 2018

Based on research conducted by the PeerTA team, TANF agencies can use funds to address the housing related needs of individuals who are homeless or precariously housed. Youth must live with a parent or legal guardian, or in an approved living situation. Barriers exist in the approval process of living situations for Runaway or Unaccompanied Youth. Many states provide warm hand-offs and referrals to home programs for unaccompanied youth that will result in an approval of TANF benefits. By increasing partnerships and cultivating housing referral sources, TANF agencies can quickly address barriers encountered by Runaway or Unaccompanied Youth. View the OFA PeerTA's scan of programs here.

OFA PeerTA

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