11 Federal St. | Saratoga Springs, NY | 12866
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Residents who currently live in an apartment located in a Public Housing complex are eligible for the Family Self Sufficiency 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.
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.
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
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
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.
Program Director & Home Ownership Coordinator
Nancie Williams ext. 130
Sonja Daub ext. 128
Jenna Adams ext. 133
Raechelle Kibbe ext. 123
Chris Camburn ext. 127
Alisha Sedefian ext. 124
Susanne Bernard ext. 122