FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY PROGRAM
The Montgomery Housing Authority Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a voluntary employment and savings incentive program designed to assist families in becoming economically independent and self-sufficient within a five (5) year timeframe. All Montgomery Housing Authority public housing residents and HCV voucher holders with a desire to improve their family’s financial situation through additional education, job training, life skills training, and coaching are eligible to participate in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program.
- No cost to participate
- Receive one-on-one case management support and resources to achieve goals
- An escrow savings account is established when earned income increases. MHA rewards you by placing monies into an escrow savings account as long as your earned income remains higher than when you began the program
- Ability to request and receive funds from the escrow savings account before completing the program to assist with purchases related to achieving goals. Funds may be requested to make purchases related to education, job training, transportation, homeownership, and starting a business
I enjoy being a part of the FSS program. My FSS Coordinator motivates me and provides lots of information to help me complete my goals. I also enjoy attending the seminars, learning new information and meeting other FSS program participants.
Attending the FSS program seminars helped me learn how to repair my credit. I have escrow funds saved and plan to use them towards my future home. This is a great program for anyone who is serious about saving and fixing their credit.
I am fortunate to be in the FSS program. When I started the program, I had the pleasure of working with Brittney, FSS Coordinator. She helped me start my journey and provided me with the tools to succeed. Ashley is my assigned coordinator now. She has encouraged me to stay on task, set attainable goals, and achieve them. This program helps you GROW in the right direction. I am truly grateful to have someone dedicate themselves to helping me pull myself up and strive for a better life for me and my family.
The FSS program helped me receive a scholarship for school so I can focus more on achieving my goals in life.
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