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Youth

Young people, those with and without guardians, benefit from the supportive housing model. Research has found that supportive housing increases school attendance, keeps families together and keeps young adults out of foster homes. Many supportive housing programs, such as New York’s Supported Housing for Families and Young Adults (SHFYA), specifically target young adults to help them flourish and grow, often against exceedingly tough odds. The following studies illustrate the positive effects supportive housing can have on at-risk children and young adults.