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Family Self-Sufficiency Program

Group picture of the FSS group of the HOC

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) is a career development program that assists HOC residents of Public housing and HCV to achieve self-sufficiency over a five to seven year period toward ending dependency on welfare assistance. HOC’s FSS Program began in 1993.

HOC is participating in a national study of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS). The FSS Program will not change, but in 2014 the way to enroll will be different. All applicants will be placed into a lottery where they will have a 50/50 chance of getting into FSS. Please contact FSS at or at 240-627-9781 to be invited to an FSS Orientation.


We offer:

  • Ways to gain, retain and improve employment through Individualized assessment and goal planning
  • Resources to gain job skills training and education at all levels to increase earnings
  • Individual savings accounts, unique to the FSS Program, resulting from increased earnings
  • Case management assistance to help with resources and supports
  • Ways to improve money management and credit




If so, HOC has an opportunity for you to increase income and save! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to:

» Increase your earnings;

»Grow your own escrow savings account by raising your earnings;

» Get job skill training and education or improve your job skills or education

»Gain employment or get better paying employment;

» Improve your budgeting and credit; and

» Work with a case manager for help with resources and support.

Come to an FSS Orientation! Call FSS today (240) 627-9781 or email to to ask if you are eligible and obtain the orientation schedule.