HUD Awards $621,000 to Youth Housing Agencies

Those aging out of foster care are particularly at risk.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced last week that its Foster Youth to Independence Program has awarded $621,000 to 14 public housing agencies in 12 states. The funding will help these housing agencies utilize their Housing Choice Voucher program to provide housing assistance to youth at risk of experiencing homelessness due to aging out of the foster care system. 

“Providing housing and supportive services to young people aging out of foster care is critical to their long-term stability and success,” said HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge. “The Foster Youth to Independence Initiative fills a longstanding gap in support for young people who are transitioning out of foster care. With these funds, communities can strengthen efforts to meet the housing needs of at-risk youth and provide them with supported services needed to thrive.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Fudge as she oversees the federal housing department.
  • For HUD officials as they work to prevent homelessness among youth aging out of foster care.
  • For the president’s administration as efforts are made to reduce the likelihood of homelessness.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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