The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is an exciting voluntary program that The Huntington WV Housing Authority (HHA) currently offers to all Section 8 participants once they have received assistance for 30 or more days. The goal of the program is to help Section 8 participants reach self sufficiency through accomplishing individual goals.
All FSS Program participants receive one-on-one case management from the FSS Program staff members. Benefits of one-on-one case management include, but are not limited to, help with setting life goals ranging from G.E.D completion to college education and employment as well as referrals to are programs that offer needed services such as childcare, G.E.D preparation, job training, employment assistance, credit counseling, homeownership assistance and more. The FSS program staff are the participants partners in assessing their strengths, identifying barriers that are keeping them from reaching their full potential, setting and achieving goals and reaching financial self sufficiency.
An additional benefit of the FSS Program is participants may be eligible for an individual escrow account that The Huntington WV Housing Authority deposits money into for the participants as their income increases. The money that HHA deposits into each account belongs to the participants once they meet their goals and complete the program.