Family Self - Sufficiency Program > Gloversville Housing Authority
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Family Self – Sufficiency Program

A program supporting self-improvement & economic growth for families

Central Office Section 8

11 Federal St. | Saratoga Springs, NY | 12866

Tel: (518) 372-8846

Fax: (518) 372-8467


Who Can Participate?

Residents who currently live in an apartment located in a Public Housing complex are eligible for the Family Self Sufficiency Program.

What is the FSS Program?

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) is a voluntary program designed to help families achieve economic growth through education, improved employment opportunities, financial planning and home ownership.
FSS staff work closely with nonprofit organizations, social service agencies and educational institutions to identify available resources to help participants overcome barriers to economic independence.

Help from FSS Coordinators

If you choose to participate in this program, you will meet with a Referral Coordinator to decide what goals you want to accomplish in the next few years and what steps you need to take to accomplish them.

The FSS staff includes specialists who can work with you one-on-one in:

Credit Counseling – ordering credit reports and scores, disputing errors, making payment arrangements, & creating debt reduction plans

Budget & Financial Counseling – assisting in budget plan preparation and building emergency funds

Your Referral Coordinator can also provide you with resources for:
  • Child Care
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Legal Assistance
  • Disability Assistance: SSI/SSD
  • Emergency Assistance and Food Pantries
  • Obtaining a Section 8 Rental Assistance
  • General Advocacy
Community Service

FSS can be used in leu of your community service requirement in the following ways:
• By working with an FSS specialist or your Referral Coordinator
• Attending at least two community workshops a year

Financial Benefit

When you are enrolled in FSS you have the opportunity to start earning money in an escrow account. You can start earning money when your income increases due to starting a job, increasing your work hours, or receiving a raise. This money can be used toward helping you complete your goals while you are in the program.

These funds can be used to pay off debts, purchase vehicles, pay college tuition fees, etc. When you’ve completed your goals and are ready to graduate the money in the escrow account will be given to you to use how you see fit.


You will graduate the FSS program when you complete all of the goals you set to accomplish.

Family Self - Sufficiency Program
Family Self - Sufficiency Program
A program supporting self-improvement & economic growth for families

Contact Us

(518) 372-8846

Program Director & Home Ownership Coordinator
Nancie Williams ext. 130

Budget Coordinator
Sonja Daub ext. 128

Credit Coordinator
Jenna Adams ext. 133

Referral Coordinator
Raechelle Kibbe ext. 123

Referral Coordinator

Chris Camburn ext. 127

Referral Coordinator

Alisha Sedefian ext. 124

Referral Coordinator
Susanne Bernard ext. 122