Extended Foster Care Program
Independent Living & Transitional Living Program
Is public housing established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to high rise apartments for elderly families.
- Affordable Apartment Search: http://www.hud.gov/apps/section8/step2.cfm?state=WA,Washington
- Affordable Subsidized Housing Search: http://rdmfhrentals.sc.egov.usda.gov/RDMFHRentals/select_county.jsp?st=WA&state_name=Washington&st_cd=53
Family Unification Program (FUP): Is a program under which Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) provides youth, at least 18 years old and not more than 21 years old, who left foster care at age 16 or older and who lack adequate housing. FUP vouchers used by youth are limited, by statute to 18 months of housing assistance.
In addition to rental assistance, supportive services must be provided by the PCWA to FUP youths for the entire 18 months in which the youth participates in the program; examples of the skills targeted by these services include money management skills, job preparation, educational counseling, and proper nutrition and meal preparation.
For more information about the Family Unification Program go to: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/hcv/family
Find Your Local Public Housing Agency (PHA): http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/pha/contacts
2-1-1 Washington Information Network: Offers community resources such as rent or utility assistance, food banks and pantries, emergency shelters, transportation, health clinics, legal help and more. For more information, go to: http://win211.org/.