Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS)
Welcome to the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program! Our program is designed to help families achieve self-sufficiency and financial independence by providing them with the necessary resources and tools to increase their income and build assets.
The HUD FSS program is a voluntary program that allows families living in subsidized housing to set goals and work towards achieving them with the support of a Program Coordinator. Participants in the program create an individualized plan, which includes setting financial and personal goals, and developing a plan to achieve them.
As families work towards their goals, they will receive financial incentives. For instance, as the family’s income increases, their monthly rent payments will also increase. However, instead of paying the increased amount, the additional funds are put into an escrow account. The family can access this account once they successfully complete their goals.
The program provides a range of services to support participants, including job training, education, financial literacy classes, and access to other community resources. The goal is to help participants develop the skills and knowledge they need to become self-sufficient and no longer need assistance from public housing programs.
The program is open to all families living in HUD-assisted housing, and it is free to participate. If you are interested in the program, please contact your local public housing authority to find out more information and how to enroll.
The HUD FSS program is an excellent opportunity for families to gain financial independence and build a better future for themselves and their children. Join us today and take the first step towards a brighter future.
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