The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is designed to help people who are current participants in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program and are willing and able to work to improve their circumstances in life.
NOHA and the head of each participating family execute an FSS contract of participation that specifies the rights and responsibilities of both parties. The 5-year FSS contract specifies goals for each family to achieve self-sufficiency. The goals may include work-related skills, money management, education, or resolving old debt issues.
Family members must fulfill all requirements of the FSS contract in order to obtain full benefits.
As your earned income increases during the five year FSS contract period, money is deposited by NOHA into a savings account on your behalf. When you have achieved all your goals and complete the FSS Program, you will receive the balance of your FSS escrow account.