State law-makers haveadvancing a measure to give housing assistance to former foster youth.
The bill would allowthose between the ages of 19 and 21 to receive assistance from the state to payfor housing. The aim is to help young adults avoid becoming homeless.
It is believed thatby getting support to build a stable foundation when first leaving foster care,they would need less government support in the future.
The program is estimatedto cost nearly 1.5-million dollars over the first two years.