On June 13, Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Jack Reed (D-RI), along with original cosponsors Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), introduced the Family Self Sufficiency Act (FSS Act) to improve HUD’s Family Self Sufficient Program (FSS Program), which is designed to help families receiving housing assistance achieve economic stability and mobility.
Since its establishment, the FSS Program has enabled families living in public housing or using Housing Choice Vouchers to access workforce training and other resources to pursue higher paying employment opportunities. Families enrolled in the FSS Program receive an interest-bearing escrow account, empowering them to save and apply that savings to work-related purchases.
The FSS Act seeks to improve the program by adding important supportive services regarding educational attainment and financial literacy, extending eligibility requirements, and streamlining administration of the program.
Read more about the “Family Self Sufficiency Act” at: http://bit.ly/2rhPwyz
Read Senators Blunt and Reed’s statements on the “Family Self Sufficiency Act” at: http://bit.ly/2sDwZ3z