The Family Self-Sufficiency Program is a voluntary program established by HUD to promote economic self-sufficiency among RHA participating families.
Family Self-Sufficiency Specialists assist each participant in developing a Service Plan that outlines their goals for the next five years. Emphasis is on full time employment, credit readiness, and independence from public assistance. While participants work toward their goals; if their rent increases due to earned income the additional rent paid is set-aside in an escrow account. This account may be accessed upon completion of their individual FSS Plan to pursue a business venture, education, or homeownership.
To learn more about the Family Self-Sufficiency Program click here: FSS Program video
HCVHP (Section 8) holders may be eligible to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program. Contact: Elias Soria (815) 489-8579, or
Cassandra Barnett 815-489-8711. Any PH resident interested in Family Self-Sufficiency may contact Monique Jones, (815) 489-8591.
Home Buying Classes provide information on credit, mortgages, home inspection, and insurance. Contact: Elias Soria (815) 489-8579,Cassandra Barnett 815-489-8711, or Monique Jones , 489-8591.