HUD delivers another round of grants to Bemidji HRA

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced nearly $200,000 in the most recent round of vouchers for HUD’s Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative.

Nine housing authorities will receive this funding nationally continuing HUD’s efforts to assist young adults transitioning out of foster care.

The Housing & Redevelopment Authority of Bemidji received another $5,140 in this round of funding, which is in addition to its award of the same amount that was issued earlier this month.

The Foster Youth to Independence Initiative secures funding for youth transitioning out of foster care, whom studies show have a high likelihood of facing homelessness within four years of leaving their foster families.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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