Family Self-Sufficiency Program

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program helps families and individuals become financially stable by providing individualized goals, services, and financial incentives. The program emphasizes employment, career development, education, training, independence from public assistance, homeownership, and credit readiness. 

When an FSS participant’s rental share increases due to increased earned income, Lewiston Housing deposits a portion of the change in rent into a savings account held in escrow for the participant. At the successful completion of the FSS program, qualifying families will have access to those accumulated funds. 

I am a single mother, and before I got on your program, the only bill I could pay is rent. Sometimes I couldn’t even do that. Your program gave a lot of help and support to start picking up my life and putting my priorities in order.

– Moving Forward FSS Program Participant, 2021

We are continuously taking applications for the FSS program. If you are a Public Housing resident or a Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) participant and would like more information, please contact us.