Family Self Sufficiency
Take one step closer
to providing the
future you want for
About the Program
The FSS Program is a five-year, self-paced,
voluntary program designed to assist Housing
Choice Voucher participants achieve economic
independence. Participation requires a
personal commitment by each individual to
develop goals that will lead to self-sufficiency.
In exchange, participants will receive
supportive services and the opportunity to
earn an escrow savings account.
These goals may include
- Specialized Training
- Job Readiness and Job Placement Activities
- Career Advancement Objectives
- Budget/Credit Repair
- Home Buyer Education
Goals for each participating family member
are set in individual training and services plans
attached to the FSS participation contract
The incentive of the FSS Program is a special escrow
account that is set up for each participant. As the
participant’s earned income goes up, the rental
subsidy remains the same, with the remaining
money deposited monthly into a savings account.
This account belongs to the participant and is
disbursed upon graduation from the program. While
participating, families may borrow from their savings
account once per year to help meet the needs of
their personalized goals. Each graduate decides how
this money can best serve the future of their family.
- Seek and maintain suitable employment.
Must be employed six months prior to the
expiration of the contract and be Welfare free
of cash benefits for one year prior to the
expiration of the FSS contract.
- Be the head of household and have the
willingness and ability to meet program
- Work closely with a case manager to develop
and carry out personal goals individualized by
If you would like additional information please call 361-6210 ext. 261 for Ken Waters or ext 252 for Michelle Bailey.