Family Unification Program

The Family Unification Program (FUP) is a special set-aside of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers designated specifically to assist families who are separated or are facing separation due to lack of adequate housing and youth transitioning out of foster care. The program involves cooperation between the Housing Authority of the City of Napa and the Health & Human Services Department.


Families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in the imminent placement of the family's child or children in out-of-home care or the delay in the discharge of the child or children to the family from out-of-home care are eligible for this program. There is no limitation on FUP family vouchers.

Youth who are at least 18 years old and not more than 21 years old who left foster care at age 16 or older and who lack adequate housing are also eligible. FUP vouchers used by youth are limited, by statue to 36 months of housing assistance.

These families must be referred by a Human Services System representative and meet all Section 8 Program qualifications. Participants in the Family Unification Program are encouraged to enroll in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program.

Making an Application

The Family Unification Program is based on referrals from Human Services System representatives.

The Process

Once a referral is received by the Housing Authority from the Human Services System representative, an appointment is set up for the client to determine eligibility for the Section 8 Program. For additional information, please contact Maria Fernandez at 707-299-2139.