HUD has announced a total of $116 million in Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program awards to 714 PHAs. The awards include $109 million to 682 PHAs for the 2022 Renewal FSS Program, and an additional $6 million to 32 PHAs and 38 Project Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) owners for the 2022 New FSS Program. These funds will be used to assist families in increasing their assets and improving their financial stability through the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program.
A total of 62 CLPHA members received $24,321,429 in FSS renewal awards, which will fund 267 renewal positions. CLPHA would like to congratulate its members who received an award.
Today HUD also published an updated version of the FSS Program Guidebook that encompasses information on the new FSS rule and support for PBRA owners. This guidebook will be a key resource for the 70 new FSS programs that were announced today.
The FSS Program was greatly expanded in 2022. New regulations published in May removed potential barriers to the program by allowing any adult household member to apply (not just the Head of Household) and eliminating a cap on savings for higher earners. FY22 was the first year ever that PBRA owners were eligible to apply for funding.