Family Self Sufficiency represents a bold, comprehensive approach in helping families leave the welfare system or low-paying jobs and improve their family's financial situation. Families are offered a ladder of opportunity to achieve economic independence for themselves and their families.
Child Care Career
Planning Resume Preparation
Job Search / Job Skill Development
1. Each participating family signs a Contract of Participation, which lists the services available to the family and the goals and obligations the family agrees to complete.
2. Each family's contract package will be individually tailored to the specific needs of the family for services, training, counseling and other assistance the family needs to become self-sufficient.
Program Incentives/Escrow Account
The family may withdraw the funds in the escrow account when they have met their final goals and are no longer receiving Federal, State or Public welfare assistance for at least one year. The family may use the final disbursement of the escrow funds without restriction.
The Housing Authority may authorize a partial disbursement of the escrow funds for contract-related expenses if the family has completed specific interim goals. Contract-related expenses may include, but are not limited to: school tuition and fees, job training expenses, business start-up expenses or a vehicle when public transportation is unavailable or inaccessible to the family.
Other program incentives include the FSS Annual Scholarship Awards and the FSS Self Help Loan Program available through Citizens National Bank.
For more information or for an application please contact:
for current Section 8 and Public Housing participants ONLY
Family Self Sufficiency