Family Self-Sufficiency Program
The National Affordable Housing Act created the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. FSS mobilizes HUD housing assistance to leverage public and private sector resources that can help residents of assisted housing achieve economic independence. Use of housing as a stabilizing force permits the family to invest their energy and efforts-including employment, education, and job training- that are necessary to achieve self-sufficiency.
FSS represents a bold approach to helping families leave the welfare system or low-paying jobs, and achieve economic self-sufficiency. The overriding theme of the FSS program is to empower people to take control of their lives by becoming independent, productive members of their communities.
The FSS program has had more than 55 graduates and the Muncie Housing Authority has disbursed more than $200,000 in escrow accounts to its graduates.
During their 5 year contract period, many participants have obtained associates degrees, obtained full-time employment in desired fields and entered the Homeownership Program.
We have had many successful FSS Participants with Escrow accounts.
We currently have participants in the Homeownership Program.
Email our FSS Coordinator, for more information.