Young adults in Melvindale transitioning out of foster care will be among those who benefit from $1.9 million earmarked for HUD’s Foster Youth to Independence Initiative.
U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson recently announced that the money will go to 235 former foster youth in the most recent round of vouchers for the agency’s FYI Initiative.
A total of 43 Public Housing Authorities in 24 states will receive this funding to continue HUD’s efforts to assist young adults transitioning out of foster care.
Awards include $163,332 for the Melvindale Housing Commission, the first PHA in Michigan to begin administering these FYI vouchers.
“Today, I am pleased to announce the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative has changed the lives of more than 1,000 young adults by helping them secure a place to call home,” Carson said. “These young people are powerful change-agents, making contributions that will propel our Nation