Family Self-Sufficiency Program Graduate Finds Long-Term Success

May 21, 2018
by Elsa Brown

Family Self-Sufficiency Program Graduate Finds Long-Term Success

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a free and voluntary program designed to assist Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) residents find and maintain employment and save money to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency. The program provides a savings account and guidance to help participants reach their goals. Past graduates have earned up to $30,000 in savings.

Latasha Jenkins enrolled in the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program to get a full-time job while still being able to assist her son graduate from high school. Today, Latasha has maintained full-time employment, increased her wages, increased her credit score to over 700, and has completed the FSS program. Latasha is also proudly assisting her son to prepare for his first year of college.

“The program gives you a cheerleader on your side. Someone that will listen to what you are going through,” Ms. Jenkins shared.

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program graduate Latasha Jenkins.

FSS is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded program, administered by the Santa Monica Housing Authority in conjunction with the St. Josephs Center, that assists participants in obtaining and maintaining employment and becoming economically self-sufficient.


To find out more about FSS, visit our website FSS Program.

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