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