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HUD No. 22-139
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July 27, 2022

HUD Announces $621,000 to Keep Former Foster Youth Housed
14 Public Housing Agencies in 12 States receiving funding to prevent homelessness faced by youth involved in the child welfare system

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the awarding of nearly $621,000 to 14 public housing agencies (PHAs) in 12 states to provide housing assistance to youth who are aging out of foster care and are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. The funding, awarded through HUD's Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Program, will make available 60 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) to these PHAs.

"Providing housing and supportive services to young people aging out of foster care is critical to their long-term stability and success," said HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge. "The Foster Youth to Independence Initiative fills a longstanding gap in support for young people who are transitioning out of foster care. With these funds, communities can strengthen efforts to meet the housing needs of at-risk youth and provide them with supported services needed to thrive."

HUD's Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative provides housing assistance and supportive services to young people with a child welfare history who are at-risk-of or experiencing homelessness.

To be eligible for FYI funding, public housing authorities must:

  • Administer a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program;
  • Enter into a partnership agreement with a Public Child Welfare Agency (PCWA);
  • Accept young people referred by their partnering PCWA; and
  • Determine that the referred youth are eligible for HCV assistance.

The following states were awarded funding:

State Recipient City Amount
CT Housing Authority of The City of Norwalk Norwalk $17,251
CT Connecticut Department of Housing Hartford $135,381
FL Housing Authority of Brevard County Melbourne $9,565
MA Fitchburg Housing Authority Fitchburg $8,184
MN Metropolitan Council St. Paul $10,696
MS Tennessee Valley Regional Housing Authority Corinth $10,379
MT Housing Authority of Butte Butte $10,480
NJ Newark Housing Authority Newark $297,048
NM El Camino Real Housing Authority Socorro $6,743
OH Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority Sandusky $6,683
TX Housing Authority of the City of Laredo Laredo $19,036
TX Bexar County Housing Authority San Antonio $66,512
WA Housing Authority of the City of Bremerton Bremerton $10,707
WI Janesville Neighborhood Services Janesville $12,123

The Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative makes Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) assistance available to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in partnership with Public Child Welfare Agencies (PCWAs). For more information on the FYI program, click here.

On June 6, 2022, HUD published the FYI Competitive Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The deadline is August 8, 2022. Eligible PHAs may apply on here (


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