To graduate from the FSS program a client must:
- be entirely off TANF assistance for one year before program completion (excluding HEAP and SNAP),
- retain full-time employment (at least 30 hours a week), and
- maintain healthcare coverage
Upon enrollment in the program, HUD will establish an escrow or savings account in the participant’s name. The escrow account is ideally left to grow; however, a client is permitted to pull from this account up to two times a year if the need for the funds is directly related to a goal such as a course fee, books for school, payment on a debt, or maintenance expenses for a car. The participant will receive the balance of the escrow account upon completion of the program goals.
Over 80 participants have been enrolled in the program in the past two years with 13 participants graduating from the program.
If you are a current Section 8 participant interested in enrolling in the Family Self Sufficiency program, please reach out to your caseworker for additional information by calling 845-331-2140.