HUD's Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative
HUD's Foster Youth to Independence Initiative targets housing assistance to young people aging out of foster care and who are at extreme risk of experiencing homelessness. The initiative offers housing vouchers to local public housing authorities to prevent or end homelessness among young adults under the age of 25 who are, or have recently left, the foster care system without a home to go to. Read HUD's notice.
"The FYI initiative has spanned over 20 states and transformed the lives of young men and women, providing the resources they need to write their own ticket to success."
-HUD Secretary Ben Carson
Information for Public Housing Authorities
Public Housing Authorities (PHSs) may apply to administer Tenant Protection Vouchers to Eligible Youth by submitting an application to HUD's Office of Housing Voucher Programs (OHVP) at FYITPV@hud.gov. Learn more.
Eligible youth may be referred to the program through public child welfare agencies and Continuums of Care.
Foster Youth Independence In the News
Friday, July 24, 2020
HUD Secretary Ben Carson Commemorates One Year Anniversary of the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Monday, June 8, 2020
HUD Announces New Grants for Foster Youth to Independence Program, Bringing Total to Over 600 Vouchers Since Inception
Monday, May 4, 2020
Pandemic Underscores Need for HUD's Foster Youth Housing Program, Department Allocates New Funding to Six States
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Thursday, March 5, 2020
HUD Announces Additional $1.1 Million to Public Housing Authorities to Assist Young People Aging out of Foster Care
Thursday, February 6, 2020
HUD Announces Additional $260,000 to Public Housing Authorities to Assist Young People Aging out of Foster Care
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
HUD Awards Nearly $500,000 to Public Housing Authorities to Help Young People Aging Out of Foster Care
Thursday, October 31, 2019
HUD Awards $1.7 Million to Public Housing Authorities to Assist Young People Aging Out of Foster Care
Friday, July 26, 2019
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