SAN ANTONIO – The Housing Authority of Bexar County is proud to be one of 14 Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in the nation to receive funding from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) to youth who are aging out of foster care and are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.
On July 27, HUD announced that they were awarding nearly $621,000 to PHAs in 12 states to help keep former foster youth housed. Through HUD’s Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Program, HABC is receiving $66,512 to provide 25 vouchers to those most at-risk.
“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,” said HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge.
For more information on HABC’s FYI Program, visit https://habctx.org/fyi-program/.