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Moving Forward Initiative

Family Self-Sufficiency

The purpose of the Family Self-Sufficiency program is to enable eligible families to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency. CHA's FSS Program is the conduit between the client and the appropriate supportive services necessary to achieve independence. Case managers are assigned to all participants to make a proper assessment of strengths, needs and aspirations. The case manger will guide each client through a service plan which outlines short and long-term goals.

Some of the services provided to families include: child care, transportation necessary to receive services, remedial education, job training and preparation, substance abuse treatment and counseling, training in homemaking and parenting skills, training in money management, training in household management; and any other services and resources appropriate to assist eligible families to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency. Some or all of the services may be provided by our partners in the community.

The FSS Program is five (5) years in length and is available to all assisted (low income) housing and Section 8 voucher residents and individuals on the waiting lists who meet the selection criteria.

FSS Program participants are given the opportunity to improve their skills while living in a unit that has been designated for the program. The expectation is that program participants will no longer need housing subsidies after the completion of the program. The residents that do not achieve independence at the end of the program will be moved back to a regular assisted (low income) housing unit; Section 8 voucher holders will retain their vouchers.

If you are interested in changing the vision for your life, call (704) 336-5317 or visit our offices at 400 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203.