First Place and Satellite Affordable Housing Associates partner to open the Madison Apartments in downtown Oakland. The complex sets aside 20 of the 79 units for First Place participants to live in permanently affordable housing with onsite services.

Other highlights

  • President George W. Bush signs legislation that includes federal funding for states that extend foster care eligibility beyond age 18 (Fostering Connections to Success Act)
  • First Place’s annual operating budget reaches $5.9 million, with 240 youth receiving housing, over 900 served in total.