On Monday morning, youth participated in training, preparation and practice.
Followed by a 4 pm meeting at HUD Headquarters in Julian Castro's official meeting room that included their staff and representatives from Health and Human Services, including the head of the Children's Bureau.
Youth brought two proposals:
1. HUD-FASH: A foster care housing program based off an existing successful veteran housing program.
The youth asked that this program be implemented and made into an Ohio demonstration project (make it happen and we will show that it can work)
2. A proposal regarding Chafee, which is existing funding to help youth aging out of care, but has been flat funded since 1999 (meanwhile, the number of youth served is increasing)