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Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Family Unification Program

Family Unification Program (FUP)

The Family Unification Program (FUP) is a program under which Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) are provided to two different populations:

1. Families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in:
          a. The imminent placement of the family’s child or children in out-of-home care, or
          b. The delay in the discharge of the child or children to the family from out-of-home care.
      There is no time limitation on FUP family vouchers.

2. For a period not to exceed 36 months, otherwise eligible youths who have attained at least
      18 years and not more than 24 years of age and who have left foster care, or will leave foster care
      within 90 days, in accordance with a transition plan described in section 475(5)(H) of the Social
      Security Act, and is homeless or is at risk of becoming homeless at age 16 or older.

For complete program details, please review the FUP Fact Sheet or visit the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) website.