Resources and information about housing for relative/kinship caregivers.
Completing the Circle of Care: Alternative Housing at Hope Meadows (PDF - 1649 KB)
Generations of Hope Development Corporation (2010)
Examines the possibility of alternative housing for seniors in an intergenerational community designed to support families who have adopted children from foster care.
Custodial Grandparents: Policies Affecting Care
Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 7(2-3), 2009
Focuses on policies in the areas of financial support, housing, and legal issues, and their effects on custodial grandparents. The Kinship Navigator Program, a policy that has been instituted in many States to improve service access, is also discussed.
Grandparent and Other Relatives Raising Grandchildren: Housing Needs and Challenges (PDF - 106 KB)
Generations United (2005)
Information about a housing program for grandparents and other relatives raising children.
Kinship Care Resource Kit (PDF)
Children's Defense Fund (2006)
Offers resources to assist grandparents and other relatives who are caring for children. Topics include education, health care, daycare, housing, food and nutrition, children with disabilities and special needs, legal options, and more.
Providing Interdisciplinary Services to At-Risk Families to Prevent the Placement of Children in Foster Care
Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 60(4), 2009
Discusses the University of Maryland's model program, which provides social work and legal services to at-risk grandparent families to help avoid the placement of their children in foster care. In this new program, student attorneys and student social workers worked with the grandparent client to help stabilize the family, providing representation or advice on housing, public benefits, custody, and school-related issues.