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Family Self-Sufficiency Program

The Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program is designed to assist residents in increasing their earned income and reduce their dependency on welfare cash assistance and rental subsidies. Once enrolled, participants receive assistance in the following areas:

  • Employment
  • GED
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Financial Literacy
  • Credit Counseling/Repair
  • Homeownership
  • Establishing a FSS Escrow Saving Account

Benefits of the Program
Upon enrollment in the FSS Program, you will have access to job search assistance, referrals to available training and employment opportunities, and other available resources in the community. As an FSS program participant, you will also have the opportunity to qualify for an escrow account, which is a special savings account set up by the Housing Authority for FSS participants with earned income.

National Study Information
Lucas Metropolitan Housing (LMH) is participating in a national study of the FSS Program for the HCVP. The study will provide the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and MDRC with information that can help to improve the FSS program.

Through various partnerships with community agencies, these free programs can help you to achieve:

  • Improved education
  • Better employment skills
  • Higher income
  • Homeownership

Success with the Program
We can assist you with the tools you need to succeed. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose! When you make a commitment to this program - and do your best to keep your commitment, your results can be very dramatic. You can:

  • Earn your GED
  • Start college
  • Upgrade your career plans
  • Take a vocational training
  • Get a job
  • Buy a home
  • Try a non-traditional career
  • Start your own business

Just remember - with a little hard work, no goal is impossible. If you can dream it, you can do it!

Take the First Step
Begin your program of career development and financial self-sufficiency now.

To learn more, call 419-246-3181 for Housing Choice Voucher Program Participants and 419-389-0581 for Affordable Housing Participants.