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Family Self-Sufficiency

Contact Case Manager to Apply for the FSS Program
P.O. Drawer 2349
Fayetteville, NC 28302
Phone: 910-483-2945
Fax: 910-483-4938

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

Educational Opportunities

  • General Educational Development (GED)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.)
  • Early Childhood Education Certification
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Medical Assisting
  • Paralegal
  • 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.