Foster Youth to Independence Grant Presentation Adapts to Social Distancing Needs

[HUD Southeast Regional Administrator, Denise Cleveland-Leggett]

HUD Southeast Regional Administrator, Denise Cleveland-Leggett and Christopher Patterson, Pacific Regional Administrator and National lead for HUD's Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative had plans to meet in Gainesville, Florida to present a grant providing vouchers to Alachua County Housing. The vouchers will help 25 young adults aging out of foster care find a place of their own.

Then the coronavirus outbreak hit.

The HUD Jacksonville team brought everyone together virtually to officially present the housing authority with the FYI grant. Attendees included a local nonprofit, a Continuum of Care, a potential recipient and local commissioner. A total of 17 participants from coast to coast were able to join. Despite social distancing measures in place, we were still able to serve those in need.

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