On November 21, HUD announced awards for the Family Unification Program (FUP), a partnership between PHAs and child welfare agencies that provides housing assistance to foster youth at risk of homelessness and families whose lack of housing is a reason for their child’s foster care placement or is preventing family reunification. HUD awarded $30 million in funding to provide 3,000 vouchers. 15 CLPHA members received awards:
Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority • Chicago Housing Authority • Housing Authority of Cook County • Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority • District of Columbia Housing Authority • Home Forward • Houston Housing Authority • King County Housing Authority •Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles • Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles • Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County • New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development • Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh •Seattle Housing Authority • Vancouver Housing Authority
Congratulations to our members that received FUP awards!
On December 13, CLPHA and CSH-One Roof will host "FUP Vouchers: Opportunities and Best Practices for Implementation," a free webinar for staff at PHAs, Public Child Welfare Agencies (PCWAs), and continuum of care and coordinated entry staff in communities that have received FUP vouchers.
HUD’s Family Unification Program offers new opportunities for PHAs, PCWAs, Homeless Response Systems, and other community partners to serve families in need. This free webinar will provide an overview as well as implementation lessons learned and best practices from PHAs that have successfully implemented FUP vouchers. Speakers, including staff from King County Housing Authority, the Housing Authority of Kansas City, and Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, will discuss strategies for creating a cross-system collaboration structure, a multi-agency referral system and engagement process, and securing housing while facilitating move-in for families.
Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm ET