Youths aging out of foster care to rent-to-own apartments

2020-07-30 16:20:02

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Capital City Housing Corporation and the Authority for Family, Child and Youth Development have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation.

Within the framework of the memorandum, works have been launched to involve people, who are moving out of children’s home and foster care centers once they reach 18 years of age to live independently, in the rental apartment program. Some of the youths, namely L.Turbold and N.Batdorj received the certificate of their apartment today.

During the event to hand over the certificates, Minister of Labor and Social Protection A.Ariunzaya said that the program is a huge support for the young people to hold possession of apartments as well as to enjoy the opportunity of being employed within the program as the government is pursuing a ‘From Welfare To Labor’ policy and attach attention on job creation. 

As of June 1, this year, 1069 children are being brought up in 21 specialized childcare institutions nationwide. 25 percent of them are aged between 15-18. Among them are 56 children, who are completing their ninth grade of secondary school, 21 of whom will continue their education at vocational and industrial training institutions and 35 will advance to the 10th grade of high school.