The Family Unification Program: A Housing Resource for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
May 30, 2014
Authors
M. Robin Dion, Rebecca Kleinman, Jackie Kauff, and Amy Dworsky

This report describes the extent to which—and how—communities are using FUP to support youth. The research draws on findings from a survey of PHAs administering FUP, a survey of PCWAs partnered with PHAs that serve youth, and site visits to four areas that use FUP to serve youth. The surveys were designed to identify the universe of communities providing FUP vouchers to youth and to gather basic information about how they administer the program. The site visits sought to provide a finer grained understanding of how communities are using FUP to serve this population and sought to identify promising practices and lessons learned.