What is the Family
Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS)?
It is a program to help Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher renters
continue their educational and career goals.
You can seek training or education that will help you get a job or
improve your performance at your current job.
We, at the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD),
will provide a variety of resources to help you meet your goals.
As FSS participants increase their
earned income, HACSD reduces the amount of housing assistance payments
sent to landlords. The savings is deposited into an escrow account
which is available to FSS participants after their goals are met.
If you currently receive Section 8
Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance and are interested in our FSS
program, complete this application and
email or mail to:
3989 Ruffin Road.
San Diego, CA 92123
If you are accepted into the program,
you will be asked to sign a contract of participation that outlines
your rights, responsibilities and the steps you can take to become self-sufficient.
- The contract is for five years, although not everyone will
need the full five years.
- As you progress, you will give us updates as you advance
toward your goals.
- We will help you figure out if there are barriers making it
difficult to meet your goals. We will refer you to available
- FSS offers scholarship programs for current participants and
household members who will attend college, university, technical or
vocational school in the fall or spring of each year. To be
considered for a scholarship, you may call (858) 694-4883.
Looking for work? Your local Career
Center will tell you about job search workshops, give you
access to computers, information and referrals to training programs
and much more.
- Do you want to do a better job with your household
budget? Do you need some credit counseling or education? Want to
attend a first-time home-buyer class? Money Management
International Credit Counseling Services can help. They offer
services by phone, over the internet, in their office or in a
- If you worked last year you may be eligible for an Earned
Income Tax Credit. You may also get help filling out your tax
- We have a Program Coordinating Committee (PCC) to serve
as advisors to the FSS team.
Committee members assist in the
development of a program plan, identify needs and secure commitments
of public and private resources to help participants.
If you would like to be a part of this
committee you may apply.
- Need help with something else? Dial 2-1-1 or visit their website
They have information on just about anything you need.
If you have questions, please contact:
Marissa Rivera, (858) 694-4883 | email