The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) features goal setting and financial incentives to empower families to make positive life changes. As a part of the FSS Program, participants enter into a five-year contract with HABD that identifies educational, personal and professional goals.
A FSS coordinator helps the head of household develop an Individual Training and Service Plan (ITSP) that outlines specific activities and services needed to achieve goals. Services include education, job training, social services, business development, credit counseling, legal assistance, job placement and self-improvement workshops.
FSS assists households living in public housing and those receiving Section 8 subsidies from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development to become economically independent.
FSS offers participants an opportunity to accumulate substantial savings that result from earnings increases that are available to participants upon successful graduation from the program.
In addition, FSS provides referrals for GED preparation, job training programs, vocational education, community college, postsecondary education, job readiness, employment, counseling, credit repair, homeownership, and health/wellness.
For more information contact Michael D. Billingsley, FSS Coordinator at (205) 521-0769 or Jerethia Blake, Public Housing FSS Coordinator at (205) 521-0681.