Education and Training

Fort Worth Housing Solutions partners with  Tarrant County College District (Trinity Campus) to provide free adult basic education and GED classes.  Clients can upgrade their academic or vocational skills or obtain their GED. Computers, software, books and practice exams are provided.

We also offer an accredited, state-approved Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program.  Students can take their coursework at FWHS and do their clinical training at a local long-term care nursing facility. We also serve as a regional testing site for the CNA certification exam.

Fort Worth Public Library

The Fort Worth Public Library has satellite libraries located in two FWHS housing communities. The satellite branches at Butler Place Apartments and J.A. Cavile Apartments are open to the public and offer GED preparation, literacy classes, tutoring, children’s story times and resource information.

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program

The FSS program is offered to both public housing and assisted housing program participants and is designed to assist the unemployed and the under-employed with becoming self-sufficient. Participants receive case management and access to additional education, job training, counseling, volunteer experience, healthy lifestyle behaviors and other life skills. The ultimate goal of FSS is to eliminate the need for all government assistance.


Founded by a long-time FWHS president, the Barbara Holston Education Fund helps to make college or vocational education more accessible to students of all ages who receive our housing assistance. The Fund provides $1,000 scholarships to eligible participants who are pursuing either an Associate Bachelor’s degree or vocational certificate. Click here for the eligibility guidelines and to learn how to apply.

For more information about these and other service offerings, please call 817-333-3524.