What is FSS?


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This program is funded by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support families receiving Housing Choice Voucher or public housing rental assistance who want to become more financially independent and rely less on welfare. Participants sign a separate 5-year contract and set goals for themselves and receive free coaching as well as referrals to low-cost and no-cost community service providers to help overcome obstacles and meet their goals successfully. As participants earnings increase, funds roughly equaling the correlating rent increases are deposited into a savings account in their name. At any time within the contract that a participant meets all their goals, they apply to graduate and receive a check for the balance in their savings account plus interest!



Single parents, disabled heads of household, grandparents raising grandchildren, families relocated after natural disasters, veterans, and those overcoming many other hardships have met their goals to live a better life. You can, too! Are you ready to discover what you can achieve?

How can FSS help?

Every participant sets his or her own goals unique to where he or she is at in life and dreams for the future.  Success looks different for everyone.  Some common areas of interest in which the FSS Coach and local community organizations can assist are:

College Admission / Application
Budgeting Skills
Credit Repair
Homeownership (Downpayment Assistance, First-Time Homebuyer Classes & more)
Nutrition & Shopping Tips
Applying for Scholarships
Job Interview & Resume Skills
Job Retention/Promotion Help
Starting and/or Running Your Own Business
Child Care Assistance
Family Counseling
Stress Management
Parenting Support/Training
Legal Support

Services are not limited to those on this list.  If there is an area of particular interest to you and you do not see it on this list, just ask!  Also remember that participants on this program do not have to accomplish these things on their own.  The FSS Coach is here for support and encouragement every step of the way.

Do I have to go off housing?

No. This program is simply designed to help you become more self-sufficient than you are now. Some no longer need their vouchers and others stay on the program.

If it’s risk-free, why isn’t everyone on FSS?

Some misunderstand it. Others are afraid. Still more are physically or mentally unable to become more self-sufficient. All that matters is what is stopping you?

Someone just like you sat reading this once and doubting (s)he could do it…but was willing to try it. Within a few years, (s)he had gone back to school, raised their credit score, gotten a better job, opened a business, and/or bought a house.

What are your dreams for your future?

Will you try to achieve them?

Contact Sheryl Sitts at the form below

Question or want to Apply?

Contact Sheryl Sitts, MPA, BA, FSS Coach & Program Coordinator to answer any questions you may have or to enroll. 

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