Contact Case Manager to Apply for the FSS Program
P.O. Drawer 2349
Fayetteville, NC 28302
Why Become an FSS Participant?
- To secure and maintain stable employment
- To become a homeowner
- To participate in a series of educational workshops
- To complete educational goals and/or increase vocational skills
- To become more independent
- To grow in self-awareness
- To make a difference in your community
What is FSS?
Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) is a program designed to help low-income families gain education and job skills in order to improve their family's financial situation and overall quality of life.
Who Can Participate?
Family Self-Sufficiency is open to low-income families and single persons who live in public housing and are interested in pursuing further education in the form of GED, high school diploma, training certificate or a college degree. Applicants may currently be enrolled in a school or a job-training program, be receiving welfare, be employed or unemployed.
What is an Escrow Account?
An escrow account is a savings account established by FMHA for an FSS participant. By participating in the FSS program, participants become eligible for an escrow account if they begin employment or report a pay increase. Money is deposited into their escrow account monthly.
Services offered by the FSS program
- Comprehensive Case Management
- Education Assistance
- Quarterly Food Boxes
- Transportation Assistance
- Computer Lab
- Free Tax Preparation
Services offered through community partners
- Homebuyer Workshops
- Career Counseling through Division of Employment Security
- Resume writing and job search assistance
- FSS participants have access to computers to post resumes, write cover letters and search for employment at the Old Wilmington Road Neighborhood Resource Center.
- Academic advising and financial aid assistance through Fayetteville Technical Community College
- Credit Counseling through Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Fayetteville
- General Educational Development (GED)
- Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.)
- Early Childhood Education Certification
- Pharmacy Technician
- Medical Assisting
- Veterinary Technician
- AA, BA degree and more
The Family Self-Sufficiency Program can provide the kind of support necessary for you to reach your goals and become self-sufficient. Interested participants must be motivated and willing to enroll in school, vocational training and actively seek employment.