New Demonstration for Youth Provides Up to Five Years of Housing and Self-Sufficiency Resources
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have announced an opportunity for child welfare directors and local public housing agencies to work together to provide young people with housing and service supports for up to five years. Public housing agencies with an existing allocation of Family Unification Program (FUP) vouchers who also operate a Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program that can serve those on housing choice vouchers are eligible to apply to participate in this demonstration, extending the amount of time a youth can utilize their FUP voucher from 18 months to the duration of the FSS program contract (typically five years). Requests to participate are due by July 15, 2016.
Learn more about the FUP-FSS demonstration.