Advocating for and pursuing affordable housing opportunities for the maximum number of low-income individuals and families in Arlington.

Other Services :: Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS)

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program assists eligible families in becoming economically self-sufficient members of the community. The program provides the following services:

  • Educational assessment, academic remediation, and GED preparation.
  • Self-esteem and assertiveness training.
  • Vocational assessment.
  • Employment and job search training.
  • Reimbursement for job related expenses.
  • Budgeting skills training.
  • Gasoline allowance and minor car repair assistance (limited).

Public/Private Partnership

Services to participants are provided by a variety of public and private organizations in the community.

Free Training Classes

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Criteria for Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a participant in the Housing Choice Voucher program.
  • The participant must be the head of household.
  • The participant must have reliable transportation.
  • The participant must complete the Family Self-Sufficiency Orientation.
  • The participant must have a total family income at the time of application that does not exceed the “Low-Income” level of HUD Income Limits

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