Family Self-Sufficiency

The Family Self Sufficiency Program is designed to assist residents in becoming self-sufficiency and eliminate the need for welfare cash assistance.  Once enrolled participants received assistance in the areas:

  • Employment
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • GED
  • Financial Literacy
  • Credit Counseling/Repair
  • Homeownership
  • Establishing a FSS Escrow Saving Account

For more information or to enroll please contact the Family Self-Sufficiency office at 419 259-9515.

Benefits of the Program


Upon enrollment in the FSS Program, you will have access to job search assistance, referrals to available trainings and employment opportunities, and other available resources in the community. As an FSS program participant, you will also have the opportunity to qualify for an escrow account, which is a special savings account set up by the housing authority for FSS participants with earned income.

National Study Information


LMHA is participating in a national study of the FSS Program for the HCVP. The study will provide the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority with information that can help to improve the FSS program. The FSS Program will not change, but for about 1 year all eligible applicants will be placed into a lottery where they will have a 50/50 chance of getting into FSS.

Through various partnerships with community agencies, these free programs can help you to achieve:
  • Improved education
  • Better employment skills
  • Higher income
  • Become a Home-Owner

Success with the Program


We can assist you with the tools you need to succeed. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose! When you make a commitment to this program – and do your best to keep your commitment, your results can be very dramatic. You can:
  • Earn your GED
  • Start College
  • Upgrade your career plans
  • Take a vocational training
  • Get a job
  • Buy a home
  • Try a non-traditional career
  • Start your own business
Just remember - with a little hard work, no goal is impossible. If you can dream it, you can do it!

Take the First Step


Begin your program of career development and financial self-sufficiency now.
To learn more, call 419-254-3484 for Housing Choice Voucher Program Participants and 419-259-9515 for Public Housing Participants.