Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS)

Family self-sufficiency (FSS) is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program to help HCV program families obtain employment that will lead to economic independence and self-sufficiency.

Public housing agencies work 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 enable them to obtain employment that pays a living wage.

OCHA’s FSS Program has been chosen to participate in a national evaluation of the FSS program, along with about 20 other housing authorities across the country.  The evaluation is being funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The FSS Program will not change, but during 2014 , those who wish to have an opportunity to participate in FSS will be placed in a lottery where they will have a 50/50 chance of being selected for FSS.  To express an interest in a opportunity to participate, please call 714-480-2770.