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Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS)

The FSS Program encourages communities to develop local strategies to help voucher families obtain employment that will lead to economic independence and self-sufficiency. Public housing agencies (PHAs) work with welfare agencies, schools, businesses, and other local partners to develop a comprehensive program that gives participating FSS family members the skills and experience to enable them to obtain and maintain employment that pays a living wage.

FSS program services may include, but are not limited to:

  • Child Care
  • Transportation
  • Education
  • Job Training & Employment Counseling
  • Substance/Alcohol Abuse Treatment

In order to participate, DHA and the head of each participating family will execute an FSS Contract of Participation that specifies the rights and responsibilities of both parties. The 5-year FSS contract specifies goals and services for each family. Family members must fulfill all requirements in order to obtain full benefits.


Family Self-Sufficiency flyer, all information as listed below.

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program Now Available In Your Community

What Is FSS?
This program is for Housing Choice Voucher & Public Housing families that want support in achieving their economic independence & goals.

Build a savings account just by being employed and paying rent! (and it doesn't cost anything).

Why Choose Us?

  • Our proven service coordination and case management team.
  • An interest-bearing escrow savings account job incentive
  • Support in childcare, transportation, adult education, and more.

Ask About Our Info Sessions

Jasma Rankin:
HCV FSS Coordinator
Email Jasma
919.697.7076

Mia Martin:
Public Housing FSS Coordinator
Email Mia
984.301.8535

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