Family Self Sufficiency Program

Family Self Sufficiency Program

GoalsThe Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) is designed to help Section 8 families gain and maintain independence from welfare. FSS uses housing as the stabilizing base so that families are able to invest energies in efforts necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. The FSS goal is to have families become independent within a five to seven year period through educational development, and technical, trade and vocational skill training. FSS coordinates public-private partnerships and resources to involve local business, elected officials, and agencies into an integrated personal development program. FSS families have access to childcare assistance, transportation, job counseling and readiness training, money management courses, and other needed supportive services that promote independence and choice.

The FSS Program offers families a financial incentive to participate in the form of an escrow account which becomes available upon program completion.

Informational briefings are available on the third Sat of each month. You may pre-register by contacting the FSS Program Coordinator.

Download and Fill out the FSS Interest Form (Fillable pdf document)

Michelle Barnes
FSS Program Coordinator
(757) 727-2691