GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — On Tuesday, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced a new voucher program in Glens Falls to help young people at-risk for homelessness because they are aging out of the foster care system.
Glens Falls Housing Authority is one of 43 public housing authorities in 24 states that will receive the funding. It’s meant to help young adults as they transition out of foster care. Stockbridge Housing Authority in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, is another recipient.
“Today’s announcement is just the beginning of investing in the lives of our foster youth. Glens Falls Housing Authority will be able to secure the future of one young adult and bring a much-needed sense of security and stability to this young person’s life,” said Lynne Patton, HUD Regional Administrator for New York and New Jersey. “Young people are our future and investing in them is an investment