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.
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."|
|"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