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9.27.22 Members Making News
From the Chicago Housing Authority's press release: Chicago Housing Authority residents who participated in the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program received their certificates of completion this month at an FSS graduation ceremony at the Charles A. Hayes Family Investment Center. FSS is one of...
8.4.22 CLPHA Member Update
In May, CLPHA announced that HUD released the long-awaited FSS Final Rule that made significant changes to the program, including changes to FSS escrow account requirements. Recently, HUD published additional guidance related to the establishment of the FSS escrow account, the use of forfeited FSS...
7.23.22 Legislative Reports
On July 20, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by a 220 to 207 vote the first funding minibus legislation for the upcoming 2023 fiscal year. HR 8294, the “FY2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act” is the minibus comprised of six bills from six of the twelve House appropriations subcommittees....
6.2.22 CLPHA Member Update
Recently, CLPHA announced that HUD published the long-awaited Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Final Rule in the Federal Register on May 17, 2022, that made significant changes to program funding, enrollment, escrow calculations, extension and graduation requirements. The second part of the rule...
5.16.22 CLPHA Member Update
The long-awaited Family Self-Sufficiency Final Rule will be published in tomorrow’s Federal Register. The pre-publication copy of the rule released today highlights that the rule will implement many changes to the FSS program, including:   changing the methodology for determining...
4.6.22 Research
Abt Associates recently published a brief on the impacts of a financial capability-based Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. Abt used HUD administrative data to conduct a quasi-experimental analysis of the impacts of FSS on participants in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) FSS programs...
12.15.21 Report
Abt Associates released a report documenting the findings of a quasi-experimental evaluation of Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) programs that Compass Working Capital (Compass) administers in six multifamily rental housing properties in partnership with the nonprofit Preservation of...
11.1.21 Report
On October 12, Abt Associates released two reports to present an evaluation of the impacts and net monetary benefits associated with innovative implementation of the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program administered by Compass Working Capital in partnership with local housing agencies. The...
10.15.21 CLPHA Member Update
This week, HUD sent out a reminder that annual reports for ROSS grantees are due on October 31, 2021. HUD also reminds ROSS grantees that performance data must be submitted through GrantSolutions, and financial reports (SF-425) must be submitted to your local HUD Field Office....
9.16.21 CLPHA Member Update
For those applicants located in presidentially declared disaster areas, HUD is extending the deadline for the FY21 Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to October 1, 2021. Published in July, the FY21...

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