(NEW) Notice PIH 2020-28 supersedes Notice PIH 2019-20 (HA). Through the Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative HUD will provide Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) for youth eligible under the Family Unification Program (FUP), subject to availability. These vouchers are referred to as FYI vouchers.
Youth eligibility language has been revised to explicitly reference the ā16 or olderā requirement in item 3 below.
- Has attained at least 18 years and not more than 24 years of age;
- Left foster care, or will leave foster care within 90 days, in accordance with a transition plan described in section 475(5)(H) of the Social Security Act; and
- Is homeless or is at risk of becoming homeless at age 16 or older.
Eligibility is not limited to single persons. For example, pregnant and/or parenting youth are eligible to receive assistance under this notice assuming they otherwise meet eligibility requirements.
Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) are eligible if they currently administer the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program and have an existing ACC with HUD for HCVs.
Notice PIH 2020-28 explains the eligibility and application requirement for funding, in addition to describing how applications will be processed.
Questions Regarding FYI Vouchers
If you have questions regarding Notice PIH 2020-28 first check HUDās responses to frequently asked questions here: FYI FAQs. If your question has not been answered in the FAQ, you may email your question to FYI@hud.gov.
Individual requests for housing assistance should NOT be sent to FYI@hud.gov. If you are an individual seeking housing assistance, please reach out to your local HUD office and public housing agency (PHA) to learn more about the housing resources and opportunities within your community. For further information on how to locate the nearest HUD office and PHA, please click on the following link: https://resources.hud.gov/.
Housing & Child Welfare: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/service-array/housing/childwelfare/.
Services for Homeless and Runaway Youth: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/youth/interventions/homeless-runaway/.
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