Family Self Sufficiency
Want a better job?
Working toward your college degree?
Would a technical certification help launch your career?
Fort Worth Housing Solutions’ Family Self-Sufficiency Program may be right for you.
The FSS program provides FWHS residents a pathway toward full-time employment, higher incomes and less dependency on financial assistance.
Participants set a five-year career and financial plan and work steadily to achieve their goals. Participation is voluntary. Case managers support residents by connecting them with services and resources they need to succeed.
Incomes typically grow as participants earn a college degree or technical certifications and gain full-time employment. In many housing programs, that would mean that residents pay a greater portion of their rent.
In the FSS program, however, an interest-bearing escrow account is established for each participating family. Monthly contributions are made to the account based on increases in rent that a tenant would typically pay as their income increases.
Program graduates who achieve their goals may leave the program with an escrow payment of $10,000 or more, cash that may be used for any purpose.