There are transitional housing programs (i.e., service former foster/probation 18-21 year old youth) that provide housing, food and some are rent free in Los Angeles, Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley Area. I am glad the article brought light to the issue. On the flipside, there are many resources, as noted by another reader below (i.e., jstewart2). AB-12 being a new addition. In terms of housing programs, there are Sycamores, HFLF/Athena, DFCS' THP, DCFS' THP+, Hillview, Step Out and Hillsides to name a few.