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
Quarterly Food Boxes
Free Tax Preparation
Services offered through community partners
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
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.