RHIIP Listserv Posting #382: New Resources Released to Guide Owners Operating an FSS Program
On June 13, 2017, the Office of Housing and the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) issued a joint letter (attached) celebrating 25 years of HUD's Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program and announcing several new resources to provide owners with practical hands-on guidance on how to run an effective FSS program.
For FSS Programs administered by private owners of HUD-assisted properties, Multifamily Housing is pleased to announce:
- Family Self-Sufficiency Program Guidebook for Owners of Project-Based Section 8 Developments. This guidebook provides an overview of the FSS program for owners of HUD-assisted multifamily housing and outlines the steps owners need to take to establish and operate an FSS program.
- Multifamily FSS Page on HUD Exchange. This new website provides owners with comprehensive information on the Multifamily FSS program, including recorded webinars and applicable guidance materials.
Two additional resources, tailored to PHA-run FSS programs, have been released by PIH. They include information relevant to all resident-serving programs with a goal of economic self-sufficiency:
- Administering an Effective Family Self-Sufficiency Program: A Guidebook Based on Evidence and Promising Practices
- FSS Online Training
Both can be found on the FSS Resource Library page on HUDExchange.
Any questions regarding MF FSS may be sent to the program email box MF_FSS@hud.gov.
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