Family Self-Sufficiency program

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is a partnership between low-income families on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program and the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This five-year program helps families who are receiving rental assistance move to economic independence through financial literacy.

What does the program provide?

  • The opportunity to work with a Workforce Specialist who will help you make a five-year plan for success. This plan may include employment with increased earnings, training, more education, or other services.
  • The chance to earn a cash reward based on your earned income increase. This reward is called escrow.
  • Continuous support and encouragement from your Workforce Specialist.
  • Help to solve problems and find needed services and current job openings
  • Self- sufficiency workshops

What are the workshops about?

Successful people are constantly learning new skills.  Workforce Specialists will connect you to self-sufficiency skills through referrals and workshops like:

  • Financial management and credit repair
  • Stress management
  • Job interviewing
  • Family communication
  • Home ownership preparation

Other benefits

  • Referrals to community services
  • Access to current job listings
  • Invitations to job fairs and other community activities


Learn more and contact us

If you're interested in participating in the FSS program, please contact:

Kevin Ewinger
(714) 565-2678

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