Community Development Corporation of Long Island

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Family Self Sufficiency


The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program assists individuals and families who are receiving Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance to secure the resources they need to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Case managers meet regularly with participants, helping them to establish goals. Families are provided with resources including: scholarships to colleges and training programs, budgeting, job training, childcare, health services, and counseling. The services help families eliminate barriers and to increase self-esteem.

As families increase their income, money is set-aside in an escrow account. When they graduate from the FSS program and achieve self-sufficiency, they are provided with the money from the account. Many have expressed the desire to own a home and use the funds to achieve this dream.

Click here to download an application or for more information about the program contact Kara Funaro at (631) 471-1215 x159 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Check out what our current FSS participants are saying about the program.


"With my appreciaition to all of the staff members of the FSS program, thank you so much for allowing me to acheive my goals."

-Donna, Deer Park
"I have been truly blessed since the day I enrolled in the FSS program."

-Tracie, Wyandanch
"What FSS has given to me is priceless and I thank them from the bottom of my heart. I encourage anyone who has a "dream" to go for it."

- Nancy, Patchogue