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Section Eight Family Unification

Who Qualifies For This Program?

  • Families with children who have lost custody or who face losing custody, primarily because of lack of housing.
  • Youth age 18-21 who are aging out of the foster care.
  • All families and youth must be certified eligible by the State of Utah Division of Child and Family Services.

In Addition to Affordable, Safe, and Sanitary Housing, Youth Will Receive:

  • Basic life skills counseling.
  • Counseling on compliance with lease requirements.
  • Housing search assistance given to aid in finding landlords that are willing to rent to youth.
  • Job preparation skills.
  • Educational career counseling.
  • Individual case plan.
  • 12 month commitment to services.

 

Goals of the Family Unification Program:

  • Safe and Secure housing for foster children aging out.
  • Bring and keep families together.
  • Encourage foster kids to gain independence and stability.

The Housing Authority of Salt Lake City is Committed to:

  • Cooperate and work closely with the Division of Child and Family Services to ensure all those who would benefit from this program are referred.
  • Coordinate efforts with youth support agencies such as Valley Mental Health, Volunteers of America, YWCA, Community Action Program thus ensuring the participants have access to needed support services.

Contact Agencies:
State of Utah Division of Child and Family Services (801)538-4100
Housing Authority of Salt Lake City (801)487-2161