The FSS Program: (Section 8 Only)

Participation in the FSS Program is limited to current participants in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), or Section 8 Project-Based Assistance Program.

The FSS or Family Self-Sufficiency Program is a work-based incentive program that involves the Head of Household signing a five year Contract with the Housing Authority and dedicating themselves to working toward completion of specific goals.  Participants in this program can build upon a special savings account that is made up of funds deposited by the Housing Authority. Whenever a family experiences an increase in earned income from working, which affects their rental payment the Housing Authority matches a portion of that increase by depositing HACSB funds into that savings account.  When the FSS program requirements have been completed, the family will receive the balance of that savings account to use as they see fit.

Participation in the FSS Program is limited to a specific number of clientele at any given point in time.  Therefore, interested persons must first apply for placement on the FSS Waiting List.  (Typical wait time is approximately 3 months).  If you are interested in participation in the FSS Program, you will need to complete the FSS Application Form below, and return it to your local Housing office addressed to the attention of the Resident Services Program.

Please download the Family Self-Sufficiency Program brochure, (English) or (Spanish) here to see if this is the program for you.

Apply for FSS [Section 8 Participants ONLY]

The ROSS Program: (Public Housing Only)

Participation in the ROSS Program is limited to current residents of Public Housing.

The ROSS or Resident Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency Program is a holistically designed program dedicated to serving the needs of the entire family. Case Management Services through the ROSS Program are also available, but are not required for participation. Services are provided in five primary categories as follows:  (1) Education, (2) Employment, (3) Health/Disability, (4) Finance and/or Homeownership and (5) Child and Family.  Interested family should complete each of the forms below, and return them to your local Housing office addressed to the attention of the Resident Services Program.

Please download the ROSS Program brochure, (English) or (Spanish) here to see if this is the program for you.

Enroll in ROSS [Public Housing Residents ONLY]

 

The RSS Program: (Section 8 Project-Based Residents Only)

The RSS or Resident Self-Sufficiency Program is a holistically designed program dedicated to serving the needs of the entire family.  Specific services may be available on-site depending on the complex in which you reside. However, referrals to off-site resources are also available upon request.  Services consist of five primary categories as follows:  (1) Education, (2) Employment, (3) Health/Disability, (4) Finance and/or Homeownership and (5) Child and Family.  Interested family should complete each of the forms below, and return them to your local Housing office addressed to the attention of the Resident Services Program.

Enroll in RSS [Section 8 Project-Based Residents Only]