FY 2022 Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Competitive NOFO

Public and Indian Housing


This Foster Youth to Independence Competitive (FYI Competitive) NOFO makes Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) assistance available to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in partnership with Public Child Welfare Agencies (PCWAs). The FYI Competitive utilizes funding appropriated to serve youth under the Family Unification Program (FUP). Under the FYI Competitive NOFO PHAs provide housing assistance in the form of housing choice vouchers 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 Competitive voucher issued to such a youth may only be used to provide housing assistance for the youth for a maximum of 36 months. The Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities (FSHO) amendments, most of which HUD implemented in the Federal Register on January 24, 2022, provides an extension for up to 24 months beyond the 36-month time limit for youth who meet certain requirements. FSHO applies to youth who first leased or leases a unit with an FYI voucher after the date of enactment of FSHO, December 27, 2020, which includes youth that will be assisted with funding under this NOFO.

FYI Competitive is a complement to the (FYI) initiative. Information on FYI may be found at the following webpage: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/hcv/fyi

Policy Priorities.

This NOFO adopts the following policy priorities:

  1. Expand opportunities under FYI.
  2. Increase coordination between PHAs, PCWAs, and third-party partners;
  3. Leverage data to strategically target and prioritize the use of resources for eligible youth;
  4. Strengthen connections to the HUD Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program or similar programs promoting self-sufficiency; and
  5. Increase access to FYI vouchers by PHAs with high utilization of the FYI vouchers.

Available Funds

Funding of approximately $15,300,000 is available through this NOFO.

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Number of Awards

HUD expects to make approximately 20 awards from the funds available under this NOFO.

Program Office: Public and Indian Housing

Funding Opportunity Title: Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Competitive NOFO for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6600-N-41

Assistance Listing Number: 14.880

OMB Approval Number: 2577-0169

Estimated Opening Date: June 6, 2022

Estimated Deadline Date: August 8, 2022

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