HUD To Allocate 800,000 To PHAs As A Part Of Foster To Youth Initiative
HUD’s Foster Youth to Independence initiative offers housing vouchers to support at-risk youth transitioning out of foster care.
An announcement was made by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to give 800,000 to 18 Public Housing Authorities in 12 different states which equals 84 housing choice vouchers. This funding opportunity is part of the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative to address former youths experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. The housing choice vouchers under this initiative will be provided to youth aged 18-24 who have left foster care or are about to leave foster care within 90 days.
HUD’s Secretary Marcia L. Fudge said, “Homelessness is no way for a young person aging out of foster care to enter adulthood. The funding announced today will allow local housing authorities to help young people find housing, stay off the streets, and build a foundation for a good life.”
The FYI initiative involves PHAs partnering with public child welfare agencies and community organizations to offer a comprehensive approach, aiding youth in achieving self-sufficiency.
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Department of Housing and Urban Development. “HUD Allocates $800,000 to Public Housing Authorities as Part of Foster Youth to Independence Initiative”. Department of Housing and Urban Development, September 13, 2023,
Last Updated: September 20, 2021