A new report from Generations United, A Place to Call Home: Building Affordable Housing for Grandfamilies, found less than one in three eligible grandfamilies receive housing assistance and details the housing challenges these families face. The report highlights these and other existing housing solutions and recommendations to help support grandfamilies including:
Urge the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Interior and the Treasury to provide clear written guidance to remove barriers to local housing assistance for grandfamilies.
Create a comprehensive toolkit for developing grandfamilies housing to support additional program development.
Address unnecessary housing barriers for relatives to become licensed foster parents.
Fund and establish a National Grandfamilies Technical Assistance Center.
Ensure that kinship navigators around the country are partnering with local housing actors and specialized grandfamily-housing.
Support tribes in addressing their housing challenges.