The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) is a voluntary program designed to assist low-income families that have a Section 8 Voucher in becoming economically independent and self-sufficient. With the support of local agencies, FSS combines case management, education, job training, and other appropriate services to aid the family in becoming self-sufficient.
This program motivates and helps participants to:
- Identify their career goals
- Identify the barriers which could prevent achieving their goals
- Identify resources and service that are necessary for the participant’s success
- Develop a plan to outline specific goals and objectives which are needed for economic independence
- Obtain supportive services related to their plan
- Track progress and receive encouragement and guidance through case management
The benefits of participating in the FSS Program are:
- Opportunity to obtain higher education/job training that will increase annual income
- Economic independence by moving beyond Public Assistance
- Increased self-esteem through successful goal setting
- Opportunity for receiving a financial incentive through an escrow savings account
Participation is limited and not everyone with a Section 8 Voucher will qualify for this program. Contact your case worker for information about future orientation workshops.