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Family Self-Sufficiency Program


What is FSS?
Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is a federal program designed to support low income families who want to become financially self-sufficient. FSS is sponsored by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is funded through a yearly grant. Family Self-Sufficiency is a voluntary program, so participation is not required in order to receive Section 8 Rental Assistance; however, eligible individuals and families choosing to participate in FSS experience great benefits, including a unique opportunity to start saving money.

Who is FSS For?

The Self-Sufficiency Experience is available to anyone receiving Section 8 Rental Assistance from the City of Tyler Neighborhood Services. To see if the FSS Experience is right for YOU, take a look at these five questions:
Do you receive Section 8 Housing Assistance?
Do you follow the Section 8 Program rules?
Do you want to get a full-time job, or a better job?
Are you willing to meet one-on-one with a support person to set and meet your goals?
Do you want the opportunity to SAVE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS in the next 5 years?
If you answered "YES" take this opportunity and join FSS!!

What will Family Self-Sufficiency do for me?

FSS is a support services program. It is a program for individuals and families who have decided to work hard and achieve their dreams. That means if you choose to participate, the FSS Coordinators will work to provide support, opportunity, and resources to identify and meet your goals. Self-Sufficiency offers a variety of monthly activities aimed at increasing your abilities in education, employment, parenting and financial skills. As an FSS Participant, you will have encouragement from a Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator who will provide the level of support you need to access the tools and resources to achieve your goals. In addition, every FSS participant is provided access to an escrow, or savings account, specifically designed to help FSS participants save money as they work towards achieving their goals.


To apply for the FSS Program click here for application.



How can I Join the Family Self-Sufficiency Program?
Contact the Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator
Karesa Cooper
E-mail or call 903-531-1303