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