(New)  Notice PIH 2023-04: Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative
Presents a new method to request FYI vouchers under the Non-Competitive process and exceptions avialble to PHAs regarding the utilization requirement.  
The Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) initiative 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 (have not reached their 25th birthday) who 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 are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless at age 16 or older.

As required by statute, an FYI voucher issued to such a youth may only be used to provide housing assistance for the youth for a maximum of 36 months.

In addition to providing up to 36 months of rental assistance, youth must be provided supportive services to assist the young person on their path to self-sufficiency.

Funding Opportunities

HUD makes FYI available in two ways:

Individual Seeking Assistance

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:  Individual requests for housing assistance should NOT be sent to

For community resources such as shelters, food pantries, health clinics and clothing, please access HUD's new tool:

FYI Resources:

FYI Non-Competitive Resources

If you have questions regarding Notice PIH 2021-26 first check HUD’s responses to frequently asked questions here: FYI FAQs (update pending).  If your question has not been answered in the FAQ, you may email your question to


Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act (FSHO)

Partnering Opportunities Webinar 

Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Updates & Partnering Opportunities Webinar 1.27.2021 

General Resources:

(New) PHAs Administering FYI Vouchers  (Effective Date is on or before 8/31/2023) This spreadsheet is updated periodically.

(New) FYI One-Pager is a flyer to help spread awareness of the FYI program.

Family Unification Program

(New) Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program:

Housing & Child Welfare:

Services for Homeless and Runaway Youth:

ACF two-part podcast on housing and child welfare:

Part 1:
Part 2:

Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Joint Letter is the U.S. government website that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs.  Transition & Aging Out is one of the many youth topics on 

Fact Sheet for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth program



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