Family Self-Sufficiency Program
About the Family Self-Sufficiency Program
The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) is an innovative voluntary program that helps Section 8 participants and Public Housing residents achieve economic independence over a 5 year period. Participants work with an FSS Coordinator to assess their strengths, identify barriers, set goals, and achieve them.
FSS Program FAQs
What areas does the program cover?
- Career Counseling
- Money Management
- English as a Second Language
- Job Readiness
- Home Ownership
- Child Care
- Credit Counseling
Who is eligible?
Section 8 participants and public housing residents 18 years of age or older whose goal is economic independence are eligible to participate in the program.
What are the benefits to you and your family?
Through the FSS Program, you can develop your skills and gain the training you need to achieve economic independence. With your FSS Coordinator as your advocate, you and other adult family members will access the resources you need to achieve short-term and long-term goals.
How does this savings account work?
Normally, when income increases and you live in subsidized housing, your rent will increase. However, if you participate in the FSS Program and your earned income increases, HACG will put a portion of your rent increase into an escrow savings account.
How long is the program?
You may participate in the FSS Program for up to 5 years. In some cases, FSS may extend the contract for 2 more years. You will graduate from FSS when you have met all the obligations under the contract (employed, free of welfare (TANF) for the last 12 consecutive months, and all goals accomplished or 30% of monthly annual income is equal to or greater than fair market rent for unit entitled to).
Contact Info & Enrollment
For more information and how to enroll, please contact:
Section 8 FSS Coordinator
(706) 571-2800, ext. 1013
Public Housing FSS Coordinator
(706) 571-2800, ext. 1882
(706) 571-2849 – Fax