Family Unification Program (FUP)


To aid: (1) families for whom the lack of adequate housing is the primary factor in the separation, or the threat of imminent separation, of children from their families, and; (2) youths ages 18-21 years old who left foster care at age 16 or older and lack adequate housing. FUP- eligible families and youths may use these Housing Choice Voucher (HVC) to obtain decent, safe, and affordable housing units in the private rental market.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 09/09/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Section 8 (x) of the United States Housing Act of 1937; Omnibus Appropriations Act 2009, Public Law 111-8
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicants are limited to public housing agencies. A public housing agency (PHA) is defined as any State, county, municipality or other governmental entity or public body (or agency or instrumentality thereof) which is authorized to engage in or assist in the development or operation of housing for very low income families; and, a consortium of PHAs; any other nonprofit entity that was administering a Section 8 tenant-based program on October 21, 1998; or, for an area outside the jurisdiction of a PHA administering a voucher program, a private nonprofit entity or a governmental entity or public body that would otherwise lack jurisdiction to administer the program in such area.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Families and youths that are income eligible under the HCV program regulations at 24 CFR 982.201 may receive a voucher awarded under the FUP. Families and youths must be referred to the PHA from the local Child Welfare Agency (CWA).
For FUP, the PHA must provide a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), executed by the chief executive officer of the PHA and the Public Child Welfare Agency (PCWA). The MOU must identify the actions that the PHA and the PCWA will take to identify and assist FUP-eligible families and/or FUP-eligible youths, and the resources for supportive services each organization will commit.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Submission of Funding Application, Section 8 Tenant-Based Assistance (Form HUD-52515).
Award Procedure
The HUD Grants Management Center generally makes the final decision based on the results of the rating and ranking process.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
However, after the assistance awards are publicly announced, HUD will provide a debriefing, if requested, to unsuccessful applicants.
Expiring increments of Section 8 housing choice voucher assistance are automatically renewed by HUD (subject to appropriations).
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Provides housing assistance payments to participating owners on behalf of eligible tenants to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing for very low income families at rents they can afford. Housing assistance payments are generally the difference between the local payment standard and 30 percent of the family's adjusted income.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Periodic fiscal, occupancy, general management and maintenance audits.
Those necessary to indicate compliance with Annual Contributions Contract/Housing Choice Voucher Contract.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
New funding is provided for 12 months. Funds are disbursed monthly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
HUD Field Office listed in the Catalog Address Appendix IV that has jurisdiction over the area in which the dwellings are located.
Headquarters Office
Laure Rawson,
451 7th Street, S.W., Room 4210
Washington, DC 20410 US
Phone: (202) 708-0477.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $20,000,000.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$3,450,499,867.00; FY 12$92,930.00; FY 13 est $0.00; FY 14 est $0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Serving 39 PHA's
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
24 CFR 982; Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Forms, Legal Contracts, and Publications Handbook, 7420.8; Housing Choice Voucher Program Guidebook, 7420.10G.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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