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Family Self Sufficiency FAQ’s

Affordable housing and Housing Choice Voucher Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Programs bring together training, education, and supportive service resources to assist families in obtaining employment that will lead to economic independence and self-sufficiency.



What services are provided through the FSS program?

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

  • Individual Case Management
  • Education and Training
  • Career Planning and Development
  • Resume writing
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Job search and referrals
  • Financial Planning and Budgeting
  • Escrow Savings Account
  • Preparations for Homeownership

What families are eligible to participate in the FSS program?

  • Be a Resident in the Public Housing Program or a Participant in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program
  • Be in good standing with the Public Housing or HCV Program (including being compliant with all Program rules and regulations)
  • Have a genuine desire to change
  • Sign a five-year contract
  • Agree to maintain regular contact with assigned FSS case manager
  • Agree to make measurable progress toward goals

How do families apply to the FSS program?

If you are interested in applying for the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program please contact:

Tanya Adams – 423-392-2576
Amanda Sells – 423-392-2548

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