Family Unification Program
The Family Unification Program (FUP) is a special set-aside of Section 8 Vouchers administered by the FMHA in partnership with the Fairfield County Job and Family Services’(FCJFS) Department of Child Protective Services. Family Unification vouchers are targeted specifically to families who are separated or facing separation. The Family Unification Program is designed to assist families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in the separation, or threat of imminent separation, of children from their families or in the prevention of reunifying the children with their families. Youths at least 18 years old and not more than 21 who left foster care at 16 or older and do not have adequate housing are also eligible. A FUP voucher issued to such a youth may only be used to provide housing assistance for a maximum of 18 months.
The FCJFS Child Protective Services Department must refer the FUP eligible family to the Housing Authority. The family must meet all Section 8 Program eligibility requirements to qualify.