Family Self-Sufficiency Program

Family Self-Sufficiency Program – The purpose of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) is to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the HCV and PH programs with public and private resources to enable participating families to increase earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency. PHAs or tribes/Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) that administer FSS programs enter into five-year contracts with new families on an ongoing basis. The FSS contract spells out the terms and conditions governing participation and the responsibilities of both the PHA (or tribe/TDHE) and the family. As required by the FSS statute and regulations, each FSS program reflects local needs and resources. PHAs are not permitted to limit FSS participation to those families most likely to succeed because of current education level or job history. Eligible applicants are PHAs (including Moving to Work (MTW) PHAs) and Indian tribes/TDHEs currently administering an FSS program, that have served at least the minimum number of families required by this NOFA (as described in Section III.C.4.f below; “Eligibility Requirement: Number of FSS families served”), have met the threshold requirements of this NOFA as outlined in Section III.C.2 of this NOFA “Threshold Requirements” and have met the timely receipt requirements as outlined in Section IV.D of this NOFA “Application Submission Dates and Times.” Current Closing Date for Applications: July 27, 2015.