Family Self-Sufficiency program

The Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a voluntary program for families who are currently receiving the Housing Choice Voucher. The program is designed to help families in the Section 8 housing become economically independent 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 your success. This plan may include employment with increased earnings, continuing your education,  trainings, and/or other additional goals and services needed.
  • 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

Katherine Leal 
(714) 667-2210

Alternatively, submit an application below.

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