Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is designed to assist families receiving rental assistance through the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) programs become self reliant and economically self-sufficient within five (5) years. This assistance is provided in the form of coordinated supportive services, education, job training, job placement, personal development, and life management skills.

Life Skills Workshop
The Life Skills Education has four sessions, the first session is an overview of the Family Self-Sufficiency program, the second session is presented on Achieving and Settings Goals, the third session is to introduce Career Goals, how to increase wages and change in career paths and/or gain employment, the final session Money Management assists the families with creating and maintaining a basic budget.

This course is designed to be approximately 2.5 hours. It affords the client a chance to carefully examine themselves and make the determination if they are ready for the journey along the highway of SELF-SUFFICIENCY. It is also an opportunity to establish a SAVINGS ACCOUNT and obtain homeownership.

Career and Employment 5:30 6:30 p.m.
Health and Nutrition 6:30 7:30 p.m.

Financial Literacy 5:30 6:30 p.m.
Homeownership 6:30 7:30 p.m.

Job Club
The "Job Club" is a program designed to assist families seeking to gain employment. We provide job searches; resume writing, interview role play sessions and many other job skill training services to prepare our families for employment. The "Job Club" program is held every Wednesday 9:30 A.M. 11:30 A.M.

Homeownership Voucher Program
The Department of Housing and Urban Development released the final rule, allowing individuals and families to use vouchers toward mortgage payments. The use of vouchers for homeownership will give many low-income individuals and families the opportunity to purchase their own homes.
Participants in the Housing Choice Homeownership Program may have their mortgage payments subsidized for a maximum term of 15 years on a mortgage loan of 20 years or more. Mortgage loans less than 20 years may be subsidized for a maximum term of 10 years. The maximum term limits for minimum income and employment do not apply for elderly or disabled families.

Home-buyer Certification (Countywide Initiative)
Financial Literacy & Budgeting
Low-Income Rental Assistance
Pre-purchase Counseling
Post-purchase Counseling
Foreclosure Counseling

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