Family Self-Sufficiency  


The THRIVE Family Self-Sufficiency program (FSS) enables families to leverage their housing assistance as a platform for economic mobility and a pathway out of poverty. This program allows participants to work toward their goals and earn SAVINGS while doing it! The waitlist is closed, but the FSS department accepts interest forms year-round.

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It is a voluntary program that helps people pursue their employment and financial goals to reach self-sufficiency within 5 years. It also puts money in a savings account to be used when participants successfully graduate from the program.

Who is Eligible? You must…
• Be an EBRPHA Section 8/Housing ChoiceVoucher Holder
• Be at least 18 years of age and willing and able to seek and maintain employment
• Want to have established long- and short-term goals
• Be willing to meet and work on your goals-on your schedule

• The participant and THRIVE coordinator meetto develop their THRIVE plan
• Families are provided with the resources andreferrals needed to reach the goals in their THRIVE plan.

Resources include but are not limited to:
• Job Training & Education
• Budgeting, Credit Repair and Asset Building
• Homeownership
• Health Care Services
• Legal Services
• Counseling
• Youth Enrichment
• Quarterly Newsletter with Valuable

These services may help families eliminate barriers to financial stability.

*During program participation, as a participant increases his or her earned income and the family’s rent is increased as a result, money is set aside in an “escrow” account. When the participant achieves his or her goals, they are eligible to graduate from the program and receive their funds. Participants MUST be free of cash welfare assistance (TANF) for at least 12 months prior to graduation to complete the program.

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