Monthly NEWSLETTER

Contact Information:
  • Manager:
  • Phone Number:  512.869.6918
  • Fax Number:  512.869-7348
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Welcome to The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program, this is a HUD program that encourages communities to develop local strategies to help families obtain employment that will lead to economic independence and self-sufficiency.  We with welfare agencies, schools, businesses, and other local partners to develop a comprehensive program that gives participating FSS family members the skills and experience to assist them in obtaining employment that pays a living wage and hopefully, enable them to live without any form of public assistance.

  • FSS program services may include, but are not limited to: child care, transportation, education, job training and employment counseling, substance/alcohol abuse treatment or counseling, household skill training, and homeownership counseling.
     

  • Families who enroll in the FSS program are required to sign a five-year contract that sets goals specific to each family. An interest-bearing FSS savings account is established by GHA for each participating family and any savings, based on increases in earned income of the family, are credited to this account by GHA during the term of the FSS contract. If the family completes the contract and no member of the family is receiving cash welfare assistance, the balance of the FSS account is paid to the head of the family.
     

  • To determine if you are eligible for the FSS program, you must currently be receiving assistance from the Georgetown Housing Authority. Please contact us for more information.
     

  • Active participants must submit an FSS Monthly Progress Report
    to coordinator. Please download form, fill out completely and return to FSS Coordinator.
     

  • Family Self-Sufficiency Program, which is being designed in partnership with the Caring Place and Habitat for Humanity, is to help residents become financially self-sufficient and less dependent on government assistance programs.