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Family Unification Program (FUP)

Number: 14.880
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Public and Indian Housing

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
14.880 Family Unification Program (FUP)
Federal Agency (030):
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Authorization (040):
Section 8 (x) of the United States Housing Act of 1937; Omnibus Appropriations Act 2009, Public Law 111-8.
Objectives (050):
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.
Types of Assistance (060):
DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR A SPECIFIED USE
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
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.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
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 (082):
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).
Credentials/Documentation (083):
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. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedures (092):
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Submission of Funding Application, Section 8 Tenant-Based Assistance (Form HUD-52515).
Award Procedure (093):
The HUD Grants Management Center generally makes the final decision based on the results of the rating and ranking process.
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
From 60 to 90 days.
Appeals (096):
However, after the assistance awards are publicly announced, HUD will provide a debriefing, if requested, to unsuccessful applicants.
Renewals (097):
Expiring increments of Section 8 housing choice voucher assistance are automatically renewed by HUD (subject to appropriations).
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
New funding is provided for 12 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are disbursed monthly.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Voucher for Payment of Annual Contributions and Operating Statement, HUD Form 52681-B; and Family Report, HUD Form 50058. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Voucher for Payment of Annual Contributions and Operating Statement, HUD Form 52681-B (Supplemental). Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Periodic fiscal, occupancy, general management and maintenance audits.
Records (113):
Those necessary to indicate compliance with Annual Contributions Contract/Housing Choice Voucher Contract.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 12 $92,930; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
N/A.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: N/A. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
24 CFR 982; Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Forms, Legal Contracts, and Publications Handbook, 7420.8; Housing Choice Voucher Program Guidebook, 7420.10G.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
See Regional Agency Offices. HUD Field Office listed in the Catalog Address Appendix IV that has jurisdiction over the area in which the dwellings are located.
Headquarters Office (152):
Laure Rawson, 451 7th Street, S.W., Room 4210, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Laure.Rawson@hud.gov Phone: (202) 708-0477.
Website Address (153):
http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/hcv/index.cfm .
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Not Applicable.