February 21, 2024

U.S. Division of Housing and City Improvement officers introduced San Diego County with a $1.1 million grant Tuesday that can fund 49 new housing vouchers for households and youth in foster care and prone to homelessness.

The county obtained the third largest award from HUD’s $10 million complete amongst 13 housing authorities across the nation. Based on the federal company, the grants will fund 625 vouchers nationwide and are a part of HUD’s Household Unification Program.

The vouchers can be found to 2 teams — households and present or former foster youth.

Based on HUD, households who may gain advantage from the housing vouchers embody these whose major purpose their baby is in foster care is because of inadequate housing.

“This system additionally helps youth ages 18 to 24, who’ve both exited foster care or will accomplish that inside the subsequent 90 days, and those that are experiencing homelessness or prone to experiencing homelessness and are 16 years or older,” in keeping with a press release from the county.

Younger folks in this system additionally get assist discovering housing, deposits and utilities and case administration.

For extra info on HUD’s Household Unification Program, go to www.hud.gov.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.