What is the Family Self-Sufficiency Program?
The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is designed to help families accomplish economic self-sufficiency by connecting families with the appropriate support services and resources in our community.
The Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville initiated its FSS program in 1998 under the Boot Strap Program. We have since graduated 65 FSS Clients. Clients graduate from the program once they complete the 2 goals they establish in their Individual Training Service Plan. We currently have 103 Housing Choice Voucher participants, 29 Public Housing Clients and 10 Homeownership FSS Participants.
To be eligible for the family self-sufficiency program you must be:
- Receiving Public Housing, Project-Based Voucher and Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) assistance through the Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville
- Willing to set attainable employment and /or education goals
- Willing to become economically self-sufficient
- Be at least 18 years of age
How do I join the FSS Program?
To join the Family Self-Sufficiency Program you must fill out an application and return it to the F.S.S. Coordinators.
For more information, please call 956-214-1525 or 956-214-1526.