The Family Self-Sufficiency Program is a family assistance program offered by the Housing Authority of the City of High Point (HPHA). The program is open to all families who reside in HPHA Public Housing or Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Programs.
The FSS program helps families work towards self-sufficiency by establishing goals and working towards completing them. Some of the goals include improving their financial situation, getting a job, or advancing in their career. With the assistance of an FSS Caseworker participants can reach these goals and so much more!
Participants can also save money in escrow accounts as their earned income grows. If a participant’s rent increases (because of earned income increase), HPHA may deposit a portion of the rent into an interest-bearing escrow account. Participants who successfully complete the program can use their escrow account savings to pay off debt, purchase a car, purchase a home, or any other personal need to help improve their life.
Participants in the FSS program are also eligible to complete work force development courses through funding from the City of High Point’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). This grant supports individuals to obtain occupational training skills, thereby broadening employment opportunities and increasing earning potential.
For additional information, call (336) 887-2661 and ask to speak to an FSS Caseworker.