2019 FAMILY UNIFICATION PROGRAM

The Family Unification Program (FUP) is a program under which housing assistance is provided under the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program in partnership with Public Child Welfare Agencies (PCWAs) to two groups:

1. Families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in the imminent

placement of the family's child, or children, in out-of-home care; or the delay in the discharge of the child, or children, to the family from out-of-home care; and

2. 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, a FUP voucher issued to such a youth may only be used to provide housing assistance for the youth for a maximum of 36 months.

Policy Priorities.  This NOFA adopts the following policy priorities:

1. Increase coordination between public housing agencies (PHAs), PCWAs, and

Continuums of Care (CoCs);

2. Leverage data to strategically target and prioritize the use of resources for eligible

families and youth;

3. Strengthen connections to the HUD Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program or similar

programs promoting self-sufficiency; and

4. Increase access to supportive services.

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6300-N-41
Opportunity Title: 2019 Family Unification Program Notice of Funding Availability
CFDA No.: ICR- 2577-0169
Publication Date: 10/18/19
Application Deadline: 12/17/19

Contact Information: 2019FUPNOFA@hud.gov