The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is funded by HUD. It is a voluntary program and is open to families participating in the housing programs. The objective of the program is to assist these families in obtaining employment that will allow them to become self-sufficient, that is, not dependent on welfare assistance.
FSS participants work with a program coordinator to develop goals that will, over a 5-year period, lead to self-sufficiency. These goals may include education, specialized training, job readiness, job placement activities, and career advancement objectives. Program coordinators link participants with public and private resources to help them achieve economic independence. Goals for each participating family member are set on Individual Training and Services plans that are attached to the FSS contract of participation. Families entering the FSS program are eligible to receive funds that are deposited into an escrow account that is based on increases to earned income.The amount credited to the family’s escrow account is based on increases in the family’s earned income during the term of the FSS contract When the family meets its goals and completes its FSS contract, the family becomes eligible to receive the funds that have been deposited in an escrow account on their behalf throughout the family’s participation. FSS program success can be broadly defined, encompassing the number of participating families who obtain education, obtain employment, maintain employment or increase earned income,
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