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FSS (Family Self-Sufficiency) Services

January 2023, Richmond Housing Authority was awarded the first FSS Grant. The $91,553 Grant was for the 2023 calendar year.

What is FSS?

The FSS program is a voluntary, five-year employment incentive program for families participating in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program or the Public Housing program. Participants learn to set goals each year toward economic self-sufficiency and receive community resources and support to meet their goals. Participants also have the opportunity to earn money in an escrow account when their earned income increases.

How do I join FSS?

Make an appointment with an FSS Program Coordinator within 90 days of your most recent recertification or interim change. Contact your FSS Coordinator today!

Am I Eligible for the FSS Program?

All HCV and Public Housing participants are eligible to join FSS. However, families must be able to increase their earned income to benefit from the escrow incentive and be able to successfully complete the program.