Family Self Sufficiency

There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen!

What is the FSS Program?

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program is a voluntary program designed to teach families how to utilize community resources in order to achieve independence and self-sufficiency through education and job training.

Who is eligible for the FSS Program?

Any Public Housing Resident.

What is the history of the FSS Program?

The FSS Program was created in 1990 under section 554 of the National Affordable Housing Act. The purpose of creating the FSS Program was to coordinate the use of housing assistance with public and private resources so that families can achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency.

What are the benefits of the FSS Program?

  • GED Classes, Vocational Schools,Community Colleges & State Accredited Universities
  • Job Training and Placement
  • Case Management
  • Money Management
  • Economic Independence
  • Supportive services assisting families to achieve their goals
  • Improved quality of life for the participant and their family

“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.” – Richard Bach

What are some of the services provided through the program?

  1. Child care assistance
  2. Education
  3. Job training and employment counseling
  4. Transportation
  5. Substance/alcohol abuse treatment or counseling
  6. Household skill counseling
  7. Homeownership counseling

How can I find out more about the FSS Program?

Contact Stephanie Sloan, Assistant Housing Programs Manager at

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