The Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a voluntary program that assists individuals in Maricopa County public housing and/or in the Housing Choice Voucher program to gain economic independence.
Through case management services, participants' strengths and barriers to self-sufficiency are identified and realistic goals in education, job training, employment, and housing are established. Through this process, participants are able to reach their self-supporting goals.
Participants are assisted in establishing an escrow account where savings are set aside to be used towards accomplishing their goals. A portion of the amount paid in rent is placed into this account. Upon successful graduation from the program, the savings are cashed out for the participant’s use in achieving their final goals, which may include starting a business, paying tuition, and buying or renting a house.