What is the Family Self-Sufficiency Program?

The Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program works with support agencies throughout Napa County to help families develop the strengths, skills and experience necessary to achieve economic independence. The FSS program is a team effort involving your family, the FSS Case Manager, and the job training, educational and social service agencies that will lend you a hand along your journey towards economic self-sufficiency.

With the FSS Coordinator, you will develop an Individual Training and Service Plan (ITSP) that outlines your personal goals in addition to HUD’s mandatory goals of employment, independence of welfare (cash assistance) and the individual steps that you will take to accomplish these goals. You will also receive referrals to other agencies who work with FSS families, such as schools, social service agencies, and job training programs to help you accomplish your goals.

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1. I’m not on Section 8 yet. Can I join FSS
2. Is the FSS program required?
3. Will I lose my housing assistance if I don’t graduate from FSS?
4. Will I lose my housing assistance if I do graduate from FSS?
5. What do I have to do to join FSS?
6. What do I need to do to stay on FSS?
7. How often will I meet with my FSS case manager?
8. What if my goals change?
9. Will my FSS escrow account count against me for Housing, Welfare, SSI, etc?
10. Can anyone else in my family join FSS?
11. What if my family member who lives with me is receiving cash aid for his/her child?
12. I have a disability and cannot work full time. Can I join FSS?
13. I already have a case manager at another agency. Will you coordinate?
14. What do I have to do to start earning Escrow?
15. What is the Family Self-Sufficiency Program?