What does the Family Self-Sufficiency program offer?

FSS (Family Self-Sufficiency) is a program that enables HUD-assisted families to increase their economic security and self-sufficiency. The FSS program promotes the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Section 8 and Public Housing programs with public and private resources. Enabling participating families to increase earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate their dependency on welfare assistance, rental subsidies, and progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency.

Referrals and your progress are tracked and reassessed on a regular basis. RSCs, FSS and CED staff communicate with one another to ensure your success. Open dialog and one-on-one meetings help us keep you on track. If you move to another development, your file will transfer to the new location with you for seamless, uninterrupted assistance so you never have to “start over.”

You can report changes online using the client portal. It’s important to report any income changes promptly in order to maintain your eligibility.