FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY (FSS)
What is the Family Self-Sufficiency Program?
EOHA Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) is a voluntary Housing Choice Voucher Program designed to assist families in establishing independence from public assistance, Federal, State, and/or local subsidies.
Once a participant is accepted into the FSS Program, she/he will sign a five-year Contract of Participation. Each participant along with the guidance of the FSS Coordinator develops a step-by-step plan known as the Individual Training and Services Plan (ITSP). The ITSP will become the blueprint
for the successful completion of the participant goal(s).
FSS Program Participants achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency through education, job training, supportive services, and employment opportunities. The goal of the program is for FSS participants and their families to become independent of government assistance.
Some of the services and referrals for service available through the FSS Program include:
Assistance with educational institution and financial aid applications
ESL (English as a Second Language)
2- and 4-year Colleges
Certification and Training Programs
Basic Skills Literacy
As an FSS Participant… YOU CAN EARN MONEY!
As an FSS Participant, when your HCV Tenant Rent increases because of an increase in earned income, the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) will decrease.
The difference in the HAP payment is set aside in an interest-bearing account on behalf of the participant.
Who Can Participate? If you are:
EOHA, HCV, Head of Household*
Motivated to improve your present life circumstances
Interested in obtaining more education, job training, or becoming a homeowner
Determined to free yourself from having to depend upon public assistance
...THEN FSS IS FOR YOU!
*Household members are also eligible for services but the Head of Household must be the registered program participant.
Tuesday M. Whitney
973-766-8896 Ext. 15
OUR WAITING LIST IS CURRENTLY OPEN!
All current HCV participants are welcomed to apply.