Last month, nearly 200 attendees joined Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Joe DeFelice, Ruthie White from the National Center for Housing and Child Welfare (who served as host.) Two of the regionâ€™s early adopters in this initiative, Chesapeake and Portsmouth, both in Virginia, in sharing their insights and experiences in starting Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) programs during the regionwide webinar. FYI provides housing assistance and supportive services to young people with a child welfare history who are at-risk-of or experiencing homelessness. Pacific Regional Administrator Chris Patterson, who also serves as HUDâ€™s lead for the FYI initiative, and Adaora Onoura, a former foster care youth and our agencyâ€™s first Humans of HUD video profile, shared their personal journeys and why they became advocates for this important initiative. Since we launched FYI last year, 69 vouchers for former foster youth have been awarded to public housing authorities in Pennsylvania and Virginia alone, with more to come.