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Family Self Sufficiency Program Helps Clients Build Future
“Thank you for this program. You changed my life,” Moriya Smith told Housing Assistance staff at the beginning of April when she was celebrating her graduation from our Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program. A single mother of three, Moriya entered our program in September 2016.
As a Section 8 housing voucher holder, Moriya was eligible for the FSS program, in which participants commit to a five-year plan of reaching goals to increase their income and financial stability. In return, they can receive incentives, such as an escrow savings program and a bonus for giving up their housing voucher to buy a house. For Moriya, who was a certified nursing assistant studying to become a registered nurse, it was a perfect fit.