About the Program
The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher residents who are motivated to work toward economic self-sufficiency. It is a voluntary program that helps participants create a five-year plan, assist in finding the resources to meet their professional and personal goals, work towards earning a living wage, and gives them the opportunity to earn money to use as an asset in the future.
Participants graduate from the program having met their educational, job training and/or employment goals. Goals may include:
- Acquiring a GED
- Career and job exploration
- College degree or certificate
- Creating a healthier lifestyle
- Improving credit
- Job specific program certificate
- Preparing for home or small business ownership
Questions & Sign Up
The program connects FSS members with resources that may help them increase their earned income and manage their money and lives wisely. If you have questions or would like to sign up, please contact us at 707-257-9414.
- I’m not on Section 8 yet. Can I join FSS
- Is the FSS program required?
- Will I lose my housing assistance if I don’t graduate from FSS?
- Will I lose my housing assistance if I do graduate from FSS?
- What do I have to do to join FSS?
- What do I need to do to stay on FSS?
- How often will I meet with my FSS case manager?
- What if my goals change?
- Will my FSS escrow account count against me for Housing, Welfare, SSI, etc?
- Can anyone else in my family join FSS?
- What if my family member who lives with me is receiving cash aid for his/her child?
- I have a disability and cannot work full time. Can I join FSS?
- I already have a case manager at another agency. Will you coordinate?
- What do I have to do to start earning Escrow?
- What is the Family Self-Sufficiency Program?