Youth

HUD: Nearly $13 Million in Funding Available for Public Housing Agencies to Help Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

HUD encourages agencies to apply in efforts to prevent youth homelessness. Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will make available $12,746,450 to public housing authorities (PHAs) on a competitive basis through HUD’s Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative to provide housing assistance to young adults transitioning out of…

ABA: Virginia Teen Named Grand Prize Winner for National “Lights, Camera, Save!” Video Contest

Grant Parsons, an 18-year-old student at West Potomac High School in Alexandria, Va., is the national winner of the American Bankers Association Foundation’s Lights, Camera, Save! teen video contest for his entry, “Don’t Burn That Bread.” The ABA Foundation announced the national contest winners today via a video posted to ABA’s Instagram page. Lights, Camera, Save! is a…

ABA: Foundation Launches 2024 Financial Education Campaigns and Continues Initiative to Reach 5 Million Americans

The American Bankers Association Foundation today launched its 2024 financial education campaigns, encouraging banks across the country and their more than two million employees to participate in these important industry efforts to help consumers improve their financial well-being.  Today’s launch continues the ABA Foundation’s three-year, industry-wide commitment to reaching five million Americans with financial education…

ABA: Foundation Opens Instagram Voting for National “Lights, Camera, Save!” Teen Video Contest

Cast your vote on ABA’s Instagram page beginning January 16 The American Bankers Association Foundation today kicks off its Lights, Camera, Save! social media contest via ABA’s Instagram page to allow people to vote for their favorite video entry submitted by teens from across the country. Lights, Camera, Save!, now in its 13th year, is a national…

HUD: $50 Million Released to Address Youth Homelessness & New Assistance to Improve Housing Placements for People Experiencing Homelessness and Resolve Encampments

New Funding will support approximately 35 communities to improve response systems for youth homelessness; technical assistance and regulatory flexibilities available to help communities transition people from homelessness to housing. Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is announcing new resources, technical assistance, and regulatory flexibilities to support their efforts to address homelessness,…

ABA: Banks Accepting Entries for the ABA Foundation’s Annual Lights, Camera, Save! Teen Video Contest

Banks across the nation are now accepting entries for the American Bankers Association Foundation’s 13th annual Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. Lights, Camera, Save! is a national contest that encourages teens to use video to communicate the value of sound money management. This free competition is one of ABA Foundation’s most popular financial education initiatives. Teen contestants…

HUD: $60 Million Awarded to Address Youth Homelessness in 16 Communities

Federal funding fuels housing solutions for vulnerable youth. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded today $60.3 million to build systems to end youth homelessness in 16 communities across the country, including four rural communities. The funding was awarded through HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) to support a wide range of…

HUD: Initiative Launched to Address LGBTQI+ Youth Homelessness

Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the launch of a new LGBTQI+ Youth Homelessness Initiative, which will partner with local communities, service providers, and directly-affected young people to address barriers to housing and shelter access for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) youth. Nearly 40 percent of all youth…

ABA: Bank Volunteers Celebrate National Financial Literacy Month with Teach Children to Save Lessons

April 27 marks ABA Foundation’s 26th annual Teach Children to Save Day On April 27th, bank employees will deliver financial literacy lessons to K-8 students across the nation as part of the ABA Foundation’s 2023 Teach Children to Save Day. The annual Teach Children to Save campaign is a centerpiece of the banking industry’s longstanding commitment…

HUD: $30 Million in Funding Available for Public Housing Agencies to Help Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Agencies are encouraged to apply for funding The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will make available $30 million to public housing authorities (PHAs) on a non-competitive basis through HUD’s Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative to provide housing assistance to young adults who are transitioning out of foster care…