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:
The Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) teamed up with Austin Free-Net, Skillpoint Alliance, Google Fiber, and Austin Pathways to participate in National Digital Inclusion Week May 8-13 to raise awareness about digital inequities and nationwide efforts to close the gaps.
Throughout the week, HACA hosted digital inclusion events that brought the community together to identify how economic and social disparities can be addressed for Austin residents and businesses.