CLPHA congratulates our members Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) and Bremerton Housing Authority (BHA) upon receiving HUD funding for Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative vouchers to address foster youth homelessness. SHRA received $ 289,458 and BHA received $ 104,679, accounting for 57% of all HUD FYI funds awarded.
Through the Foster Youth to Independence initiative, HUD is investing in a community response to homelessness and housing instability faced by youth involved in the child welfare system. FYI makes Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) assistance available to public housing agencies (PHAs) in partnership with public child welfare agencies (PCWAs). Under FYI, PHAs provide housing assistance on behalf of youth at least 18 years and not more than 24 years of age who left foster care, or will leave foster care within 90 days, and are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Funding for FYI remains available on a non-competitive basis for PHAs that have received referrals from their partnering PCWA for eligible youth.