FYI - Section 8 Housing Program



Program Description

Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) is an initiative designed to assist young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 who have been part of the foster care system and are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. FYI is initiated in Alabama through the Department of Human Resources who works with eligible youth to connect with Public Housing Authorities and service providers to help youth identify, secure, and maintain housing while also participating in other optional services around education, job training, and financial goals.

Who is eligible? 

Youth between 18 and 24 years old, and Have left foster care, or will leave foster care within 90 days, and were in foster care at the age of 18 and older, and are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

What services are available to FYI participants? 

FYI staff will assist participants in connecting with a service provider(s) they meet eligibility for. 

Types of Services Provided: 

Basic life skills training 

Housing counseling 

Landlord support services 

Employment and training 

Education and career advancement services

Financial workshops and goal setting

For more information, visit DHR 

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