On Friday, December 15, HUD announced $75 million in awards for the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program for the public housing, housing choice voucher, and project-based rental assistance programs. Concurrently, HUD also marked the 25th anniversary of the FSS program.
“For 25 years, HUD and our local partners have been connecting residents to job training, childcare and other resources that expand their opportunities and lead them towards higher paying jobs and self-sufficiency” said Secretary Carson. From 2007 to 2016, the average household income of a FSS program participant increased from approximately $10,000 to $27,000 at the time of completion.
A list of the FY 2017 FSS grant awards can be found here.
HUD’s press release can be found here.
A document titled “25 Years of Family Self-Sufficiency Program: Families Working, Families Prospering” can be found here.