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Family Self-Sufficiency

What is the Family Self-Sufficiency Program?    

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) is a voluntary program for participants in the City of Tempe Section 8 program. 

  • It's a program to find out how to your achieve dreams and goals. 
  • It's about learning how to use the community partnerships to find help and support with education, training, financial literacy, day care, self-empowerment workshops, self-employment, and employment. 
  • It's about writing out the dreams into small and achieveable goals.
  • It's about attending workshops and conferences where there are other like-minded people who want to take small steps to larger goals
  • It's about earning an ESCROW by increasing earned income enough that the tenant rent is increased---and the savings goes into an account that is paid when all the goals are achieved!
  • YOU CAN HAVE HUD PUT MONEY ASIDE EACH MONTH INTO A SAVINGS ACCOUNT FOR YOU!!
  • It's about wanting MORE

How do I get started?

  • Complete an FSS Interest Form 
  • Attend an FSS Briefing session
  • Complete a Request for Participation form
  • Meet with the FSS specialist and write down the goals that need to be achieved within 5 years
  • Sign an FSS Contract of Participation

Who do I call?
Karen Pierce
karen_pierce@tempe.gov
480 350-8957
TDD 480 350-8913

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