Program Information & History

The Transitional Housing Placement Plus (THP-Plus) Program provides affordable housing and comprehensive supportive services for up to 24 months to help former foster care and probation youth ages 18 to 24 make a successful transition from out-of-home placements to independent living. The program is administered by county departments of social services who either provide the services directly or contract for services with nonprofit THP-Plus providers.

If you are a nonprofit organization interested in becoming a THP-Plus provider, contact your county’s THP-Plus representative. If you are a youth, click here. If you have general questions about the statewide THP-Plus Program, you can contact John Burton Advocates for Youth at or (415) 348-0011.


2001 AB 427 establishes THP-Plus
2002 THP-Plus is de-linked from STEP
2003 3 counties implement THP-Plus
2004 THP-Plus changes to an annual allocation
2005 Eligibility extends to age 24, 5 counties implement THP-Plus
2006 60% county share of cost removed, 16 counties implement THP-Plus
2007 39 counties implement THP-Plus
2008 THP-Plus Participant Tracking System is launched
2009 50 counties implement, THP-Plus serves over 2,000 youth for the first time, $5 million reduction to THP-Plus budget for FY 2009-10
2010 THP-Plus budget reduced slightly to $35.4 million for FY 2010-11
2011 THP-Plus budget is realigned to counties
2012 AB 12 is implemented, THP+FC licensing and rate structure established, THP-Plus still serving over 2,000 youth annually
2013 THP+FC serves its first 273 non-minor dependents in FY 2012-2013. Some counties begin to make THP-Plus capacity reductions and the number of youth served drops to just above 2000
2014 THP+FC serves over 1,000 youth