The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a work-incentive program that helps Section 8 participants become more economically independent. Clients who choose to participate meet with an FSS Coordinator to create a 5-year plan to earn more money through work. Each FSS client receives free one-on-one career planning assistance and ongoing job training and employment referrals.
As the FSS client begins earning more income from work, a portion of their rent increase is matched in an escrow savings account. The savings account is then given to the client, tax-free when he or she graduates from the program.
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The Section 8 Homeownership Program allows first-time homeowners participating in the Housing Choice Voucher Program to use the monthly subsidy to meet their monthly homeownership expenses (i.e. mortgage payments, utilities, maintenance and upkeep of the property). Much like the Section 8 rental program, the family's share of the mortgage is an affordable percentage of their income, generally between 30 and 40 percent of their monthly income.
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