Community Initiatives/FSS

 

The FSS program helps families create a path out of poverty. Participants receive housing assistance so they can focus on employment, education, and job training. They also receive help with removing barriers to their goals. Participants may qualify for a variety of services, including:

  • Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Childcare
  • Education
  • Job search and retention skills
  • Financial planning, including credit counseling
  • Home ownership counseling

How it Works

Participants work with FSS coordinators to:

  • Explore and define career and financial goals
  • Identify barriers to self-sufficiency
  • Develop a plan to overcome these barriers

All adults on the application must be present at the orientation. FSS participants are also eligible for a savings account. Any increase in a family’s rent resulting from an increase in earned income will be credited to this account. Participants will receive the funds in the account, plus interest, after they complete the FSS contract.

The length of an FSS contract is five years.

Eligibility

The program is available to families that are:

  • Housing Choice Voucher Program
  • GDPM Owned Housing Program

How to Apply

For more information about the program, including how to apply, call 937.910.5400.