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Event Series Event Series: FSS Program Orientations

Family Self-Sufficiency Program Virtual Orientation

January 10 | 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

Join us for an online orientation to learn about Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS), an employment and incentive-based program tailored to meet your needs! Find out how you can earn $8,500 and gain access to free financial and employment coaching!

  • Earn up to $8,500 by Meeting your Goals!
  • Sound Outreach Financial Coaching
  • Employment & Education Coaching

To find out more or to RSVP, email kcoman@tacomahousing.org or call (253) 448-2748.

Program FAQs

What is the Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program?

This is five-year program designed to provide services to individuals interested in building credit, finding meaningful employment, and creating wealth.

Are there any participation requirements?

Adults receiving housing subsidies generally qualify to participate in FSS. You must be motivated and in compliance with your lease.

What are the goals for?

You select your own goals around Education, Employment, Financial Empowerment, Home Ownership, and other Personal Goals. There are financial incentives for meeting your goals which are held in an escrow savings account.

How can I access the money in my escrow account?

When you graduate, you receive all escrow funds.

How do I graduate?

You must be suitably employed, have your goals completed, be in compliance with your lease, and not receiving TANF/cash assistance at time of graduation.

Is the FSS Program the right choice for me?

FSS is an incentivized employment and saving program. If you want to obtain a living wage job, receive free financial coaching and earn escrow money for meeting goals you chose, this is the right program for you!

How will Financial Coaching empower me with financial knowledge?

Your Financial Coach will help you review your credit report and provide information on how to build or repair your credit score. They’ll help you create a budget and set financial goals. Your Financial Coach will empower you with knowledge about insurance, savings, investments, debt payoff planning and will be there for you when you need financial expertise.

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