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HUD No. 22-176
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September 20, 2022

HUD Awards Nearly $1 Million to Keep Foster Youth Housed

17 Public Housing Agencies in 11 States Will Use Funding to Prevent Homelessness Among Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care

WASHINGTON - 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:

State City Recipient Amount
CA Belmont Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo
FL Miami Miami Dade Public Housing and Community Development
FL West Palm Beach Palm Beach County Housing Authority
FL Melbourne Housing Authority of Brevard County
IN Jeffersonville Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville
MD Centreville Queen Anne's County Housing Authority
MN Grand Rapids Itasca County HRA
MS Jackson The Housing Authority of the City of Jackson
MS Alcorn Tennessee Valley Regional Housing Authority
NC Durham The Housing Authority of the City of Durham
NJ Camden Housing Authority of the City of Camden
PA Williamsport Housing Authority of the County of Lycoming
PA Carbondale The Housing Authority of the City of Carbondale
TX Jasper Deep East Texas Council of Governments
TX Pharr Pharr Housing Authority
TX San Antonio Bexar County Housing Authority
WA Bremerton Housing Authority of the City of Bremerton


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