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Public Housing Family Self Sufficiency

For families living in public housing the Family-Self Sufficiency Program is a means of gaining economic self-sufficiency and independence from public assistance. The Program requires that the head of household enter a five-year contract with the housing authority and establish goals; these goals must include full-time (at least 32 hours per week) employment.

As you become more self-sufficient and your household income increases because of wages earned your portion of the rent may go up. Another benefit of the FSS Program is that as this happens, a portion of your rent will go into an escrow account that will be awarded to you when you have successfully completed your FSS Contract of Participation.