THP-Plus Technical Assistance Documents

THP-Plus Spending Strategies

This document outlines a series of strategies for counties that are not spending their full THP-Plus allocation for how to spend THP-Plus funding to meet the needs former foster youth at risk of homelessness.

Increasing the THP-Plus Rate Based on Fair Market Rent

This document outlines a framework for increasing a county’s THP-Plus rate based on using HUD’s Fair Market Rent as the housing portion of the rate, recommended for counties not spending their full THP-Plus allocation and that have not increased their rate in recent years and/or counties with high cost of rent. Also refer to the 2/23/17 webinar on this topic.

THP-Plus Budget Worksheet

This document provides a template for determining the cost per THP-Plus youth participant, to inform the development of a county’s THP-Plus rate.

Certification Instructions

This document provides instructions for counties and providers on the certification process required for THP-Plus, which is completed either through the county’s Request for Proposal Certification or through Independent Certification.

Certification Framework

This document provides a template for certification, including all materials that must be gathered from THP-Plus providers by counties.

Provider Plan Template

This document provides a template for a THP-Plus provider’s implementation plan. Post-2011 Realignment, these plans are no longer required to be submitted to CDSS, but may be requested by the county.

County of Santa Clara Social Services Agency Requests for Plans (RFP) THP-Plus

This document provides a sample of a county’s Request for THP-Plus Plans. (Compliments of Santa Clara County Social Services Agency)

Participant Contract

This document provides a sample of a program contract between the THP-Plus youth participant and the THP-Plus provider. (Adapted from First Place for Youth)

Participant Satisfaction Survey

This document provides a template for a THP-Plus youth participant satisfaction survey.

Participant Contact Information Form

This document provides a template for a THP-Plus youth participant contact information form.

Tenant Sublease Template

This document provides a template for a sublease rental agreement with a THP-Plus youth participant.

Rental Agreement Template

This document provides a template for a month-to-month residential rental agreement between the THP-Plus provider and the THP-Plus youth participant.

Third Party Lease Agreement Template

This document provides a template for a third party agreement between the THP-Plus provider and the property owner.

Rental Policies and Regulations Template

This document provides a template for rental policies and regulations, to be included as an addendum to the rental agreement between the THP-Plus provider and the THP-Plus youth participant.

Host Family Contract

This document provides a sample of a contract between the host family and the THP-Plus provider. (Adapted from First Place for Youth)

Host Family Shared Housing Agreement Template

This document provides a sample of a THP-Plus host family shared housing agreement. (Adapted from First Place for Youth)

Adult Screening Tool

This document provides a sample of an adult screening tool to be utilized by the THP-Plus provider to document the interview responses and evaluation conducted for a proposed THP-Plus host family. (Compliments of Stanislaus Community Services Agency)