17 Public Housing Agencies in 11 States Will Use Funding to Prevent Homelessness Among Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $1 million to 17 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in 11 states to provide housing assistance to youth who are transitioning out of foster care and are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. The funding was awarded through HUD’s Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative.
“HUD is committed to serving our nation’s foster youth by ensuring that they have access to safe, stable, and affordable homes,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “With these funds, Public Housing Agencies can help meet the housing needs of nearly 100 youth who have aged out of the foster care program and are at one of the most pivotal and vulnerable times in their lives.”
The FYI initiative aims to create a community response to homeless youth who have been involved with the child welfare system. FYI makes Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) assistance available to PHAs who have a partnership with public child welfare agencies (PCWA). Under the program PHAs can provide housing assistance to young adult in between the ages of 18 years and not more than 24 years old who left foster care or will leave foster care in the next 90 days and are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Today’s FYI awards come on the one-year anniversary of HUD’s House America initiative to address the homelessness crisis in the U.S. by leveraging the historic resources in the American Rescue Plan through a Housing First approach.
The following recipients have been awarded funding:
|Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo
|Miami Dade Public Housing and Community Development
|West Palm Beach
|Palm Beach County Housing Authority
|Housing Authority of Brevard County
|Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville
|Queen Anne’s County Housing Authority
|Itasca County HRA
|The Housing Authority of the City of Jackson
|Tennessee Valley Regional Housing Authority
|The Housing Authority of the City of Durham
|Housing Authority of the City of Camden
|Housing Authority of the County of Lycoming
|The Housing Authority of the City of Carbondale
|Deep East Texas Council of Governments
|Pharr Housing Authority
|Bexar County Housing Authority
|Housing Authority of the City of Bremerton