Housing Authority of Lancaster


Lancaster Housing Services, Inc.

Non-Profit Serving Lancaster County South Carolina

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Family Self-Sufficiency Program

Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Family Self Sufficiency Program…Your Bridge to a Brighter Future…

The Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS) assists Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) families achieve economic independence.  The Family Self Sufficiency program links participants with the education, job training, counseling, and other services necessary for them to become employed and to earn self-sufficient wages so that they no longer need to rely on governmental financial assistance.

This program is designed to be a bridge that will help your family overcome the obstacles you encounter in your journey towards self-sufficiency.  Once accepted, the Head of Household must sign a five – year FSS Contract of Participation and design an Individual Training and Service Plan (ITSP).  The ITSP is the blueprint for the individual’s bridge, and is completed with the help of the FSS Coordinator.  This blueprint outlines the steps necessary to achieve the earning power needed to become self-supporting.  In addition to this assistance, money will be put in an escrow account for employed FSS participants who have begun paying a larger portion of their rent due to their increased earned income.  Successful graduates of the FSS program will receive 100% of the funds in their escrow accounts to use as they choose.  FSS families must follow all Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) regulations and comply with the lease terms.  Families who do not fulfill their Family Obligations in the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program may be terminated from the FSS program.

Do you have the desire and determination to attack obstacles in your path and cross your bridge to a brighter future that is waiting on the road to self-sufficiency?