FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY (FSS) PROGRAM

The DHA Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a voluntary program designed to assist families in becoming economically independent and self-sufficient within a five (5) year timeframe. All DHA Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing residents are eligible to participate in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program.

WE ARE PROUD TO SHARE THAT IN 2017, DHA PROVIDED QUALITY FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY SERVICES TO 970 FAMILIES

Each family has an FSS case manager who provides one-on-one support to help them develop their plans, determine what resources and support they need to achieve their goals and access to resources including education, job training, credit repair, job search assistance, homeownership preparation and more. While in the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program, clients must be active; either in school or working at least 30 hours per week. There is no cost to DHA residents for participating in the program, but there is a financial incentive for successfully completing the program.

We fully believe every person is capable of success. Providing access to resources that help our clients become self sufficient is one of the greatest investments we make. We love watching people thrive.

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THE PROGRAM AND ITS IMPACT

“The greatest achievements I’ve seen in the FSS program have been seeing our clients stay with the program, graduate, and achieve the goals they’ve set for themselves and their family. Like walking with our clients through their journey towards homeownership – some being single moms who felt like they couldn’t be a homeowner. Or clients that wonder if they can get a degree, or find a better job, or become a business owner – working with them to achieve their goals is the greatest joy. And part of my team’s drive is wanting to get more graduates and positively impact more lives. We understand that we’re here to serve the client and meet their needs. Sometimes it’s not the easiest job in the world, but the great reward is seeing clients graduate after five years – helping them become self-sufficient.”

I tell our clients, “You are making the investment back into you and your family. For your children to see you achieve the goals you’ve set and finish the program. That is the big prize!”
– FSS Case Manager

If you are interested in learning more about the FSS Program, please fill out this interest form and a member of the DHA FSS Team will get in touch with you!