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. 


For more information, call the FSS hotline at (773) 672-6644 or attend an information session.

No RSVP required!

HCV Central Office
60 E Van Buren, Client Center

Wednesday       7/12/17         11am-1pm
Wednesday       8/9/17           11am-1pm
Wednesday       9/13/17         11am-1pm

HCV West Office
2750 W Roosevelt Rd

Thursday            7/27/17        3-5pm
Thursday            8/24/17        3-5pm
Thursday            9/28/17        3-5pm

HCV South Office
10 W 35th St

Tuesday              7/6/17         3:30-5pm
Tuesday              8/1/17         3:30-5pm
Tuesday              9/5/17         3:30-5pm

Heartland Alliance at Main FSS Office
400 W 76th St

Saturday             7/8/17         11am-1pm
Saturday             8/12/17       11am-1pm
Saturday             9/9/17         11am-1pm

Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center
4859 S Wabash, Conference Rooms A&B

Thursday            9/14/17        3-5pm


More Information

FSS Flyer
FSS Flyer (Spanish)
FSS Asset Building Workshops (July - September 2017)