Family Unification Program

$0Family Unification Program (FUP) is a Housing Choice Voucher program funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). FUP promotes family unification by providing housing assistance to families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in the separation of children from their parents. Under FUP, rental assistance is provided to families for whom the lack of adequate housing would result in:$0 $0 $0The imminent placement of the family’s child or children in out-of-home care, or $0 $0The delay in the discharge of the child or children to the family from out-of-home care. $0 $0 $0To administer the program, a Memorandum of Procedure (MOP) between Social Services Agency (SSA) and the Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA) was developed. The MOP consists of guidelines set forth to operate the Family Unification Program. The relationship between the two agencies with regard to this procedure is based upon the following:$0 $0 $0SSA refers eligible families and emancipated youth to OCHA. $0 $0OCHA provides a Housing Choice Voucher to eligible families and emancipated youth. $0 $0 $0Eligibility and Selection Criteria $0 $0The families selected for participation in the Family Unification Program must be eligible for assistance under OCHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program and must meet Family Unification eligibility criteria as certified by SSA.$0 $0Upon OCHA determination that the family is eligible to receive housing assistance, a Housing Choice Voucher will be issued to the family or emancipated youth.$0 $0Contact person from SSA: $0 $0 Contact person from OCHA: $0 $0Trina Nguyen$0 714-480-2747$0 trina.nguyen@occr.ocgov.com$0