The purpose of the Family Self-Sufficiency program is to reduce dependency of low income families on public assistance through a coordinated effort of public and private resources by achieving gainful employment. " (Nan McKay and Associates FSS Master Book)
By using housing as a stabilizing force, families are permitted to invest their energy in other efforts; including employment, education, and job training necessary to achieve self-sufficiency.
Program Required Goals
Head of Household obtain employment and/or a higher paying job.
FSS family remains welfare free for 12 consecutive months.
Assist families with setting and obtaining their goals in obtaining economic independence.
Escrow accounts are established for Head of Household participant and are available to participants upon successfully completing the Contract of Participation requirements.
FSS family may receive assistance in reaching goals that are set; i.e. child care, bus fare, etc.
Program participants would be exempt from community service requirements.
PH residents and HCV participants that are employable. However, this does not exclude individuals that are defined disabled by SSA.
All family members of the group above that are at least 18 years old. However only the head of household is required to participate.
Contact: Chereka Belton at (910) 997-3316, extension 7 if you are interested in the program.