HUD Renews Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro FSS Grant

HUD Renews Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro FSS Grant

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced that it will renew the Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grant to help local families progress toward self-sufficiency. These funds will be used to assist families in increasing their assets and improving their financial stability through the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program

The FSS program is a completely voluntary program offered to families in HUD-assisted housing who are provided coaching, referred to services and establish a family escrow savings account. FSS Program Coordinators providing the coaching and develop local strategies to connect participating families to public and private resources to increase their earned income and financial empowerment, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency.

“Childcare, education, job training, and financial literacy are just some of the services to which families are connected under the FSS program,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “HUD is dedicated to providing the safety net and resources necessary to prepare for the ups and downs of life. This stabilizing program does just that and more by providing supports, connections to services and the opportunity to build a real asset.”