Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) is a HUD program that enables CHA’s families to build financial assets while working toward educational, professional, and personal goals such as:
- Reducing debt/improving credit
- Earning a post-secondary degree or GED
- Starting a new career
- Obtaining a new job
- Starting a business
- Becoming a homeowner
Our FSS partner, Heartland Human Care Services, works directly with families on goal setting, increasing financial literacy, and provides mentoring to empower families in making positive life changes.
An FSS escrow savings account enables families to build financial assets. As participants achieve goals and increase household income, their rent increases; an amount equitable to the monthly rent increase is set aside into the FSS savings account. When participants meet goals and graduate from the program, they are eligible to receive a payout of the monies accrued throughout the duration of participation – the average payout to a family is around $6,000.
Visit CHAngemakers to read stories of success from FSS and other CHA programs.
ENROLLMENT IN FSS
For more information, call the FSS hotline at (773) 672-6644 or attend an information session.
No RSVP required!
CHA Central Office – 60 E. Van Buren
Tuesday 10/4/16 3pm – 5pm
Tuesday 11/1/16 3pm – 5pm
CHA South Office – 10 W. 35th St.
Thursday 9/15/16 3pm – 5pm
Thursday 10/13/16 3pm – 5pm
CHA West Office – 2750 W. Roosevelt
Thursday 9/22/16 12pm – 1pm
Heartland Alliance Office – 400 W. 76th St. Suite 112
Saturday 10/8/16 12pm – 1pm
Saturday 11/12/16 12pm – 1pm
Saturday 12/10/16 12pm – 1pm
Heartland Alliance Office – 4411 N. Ravenswood, 3rd Floor
Wednesday 10/26/16 12pm – 1pm
Thursday 12/1/16 12pm – 1pm
Heartland Alliance Office – 208 S. LaSalle, Suite 1300
Thursday 11/3/16 12pm – 1pm
Charles Hayes Family Investment Center (FIC) – 4859 S. Wabash
Thursday 11/17/16 5pm – 6pm
FSS brochure (English)
FSS brochure (Spanish)