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Family Self Sufficiency Program

Family Self-Sufficiency

family self sufficiencyThe PHA’s Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program helps PHA and Section 8 residents achieve economic independence and self sufficiency through training and employment. FSS Coordinators work with participants to develop a five-year Individual Training and Services Plan (ITSP) that will help them acquire the education and skills necessary to attain gainful employment, increase their earned income, and no longer receive public income assistance.

Pointing residents toward success:  a recent study showed that FSS participants’ incomes increased by just over $6,300 more than similar local PHA residents who were not in FSS!  The reason is that residents who increase their income see the increase in their rental payment put aside into an escrow account so that they will have a nest egg to achieve their goals (for example to buy a house, car, or to go to college) at the end of the program.

Click here to view the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) information flyer in English and Spanish.

For more information about the FSS program contact an FSS Coordinator:


Elia Santana

(401) 709-6404


Sonia Lopez

(401) 709-6403

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