The Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program is designed to help Section 8 families to obtain economic independence. CIRHA establishes and maintains a savings account for the family. Once the family is on the FSS program and receives an increase in earned income that causes the families rent to increase, CIRHA will make a monthly deposit of the amount of the rent increase into the family’s FSS savings account. This interest-bearing account is held for the family by CIRHA. After successful completion of the FSS, the family is eligible to request the funds in their account.
In addition to providing the escrow account, CIRHA’s FSS Coordinators will work with the families and local agencies to provide any supportive services that may assist the family in achieving their goals for self-sufficiency.